Teacher StandardsResources & Guidance by Audience

The CSTA Standards for CS Teachers are designed to provide clear guidance around effective and equitable CS instruction in support of rigorous CS education for all K-12 students. The purpose is to explain what CS teachers should know and be able to do and to establish benchmarks for professional learning.

CSTA published the standards during CSEdWeek in December 2019. Since then, teams of volunteers have created a number of resources targeted at specific audiences that will support the implementation of these standards and support the ongoing professional learning of K-12 CS teachers. We published the first set of resources during CSTA 2020 and our second set during CSEdWeek 2020.


self-assessment checklist and roadmap for professional learning, to help teachers set prioritized goals for their ongoing professional development; PD in a box to guide reflection and goal setting (NEW!)


recommendations for how district and school leaders can support K-12 CS education, including a classroom evidence / look-for tool (UPDATED) and CS coaching toolkit (NEW!)


guidance and rubrics for PD providers to self-assess how well their programs align with the Standards and key principles of effective PD, including sample reflections (UPDATED)


guidance for how colleges and schools of education can create computer science programs using the Standards, including case studies, field experiences, and exemplary activities (NEW!)

recommendations for how policymakers and state leaders can support K-12 CS education and the Standards

Visual Map of Resources

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Additional Resources

a searchable glossary that includes definitions of terms used in the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards, CSTA Standards for Computer Science Teachers, and K-12 Computer Science Framework, plus other terms relevant from the fields of education and computer science

synthesis of three interrelated pedagogies: culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP), universal design for learning (UDL), and translanguaging



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License & Attribution

Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0These Standards and resources are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).


Suggested citation: Computer Science Teachers Association (2020). Resources and Guidance by Audience. Standards for Computer Science Teachers. Retrieved from https://csteachers.org/teacherstandards/resources