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Expanding Access to Computer Science Education
The Microsoft Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program (TEALS) pairs classroom teachers with tech industry volunteers to provide a quality computer science education for high schools across the country.
Preparing Students for Success
Access to computer science education for all students will increase the number of women and minorities who enter the field and ensure we have the diverse points of view needed to drive innovation and continued business success in the U.S.
students earned a CS degree last year
Today, there are more than 500,000 open computing jobs across the country, with the demand for these jobs projected to outpace all other fields. Unfortunately, at the college level, only 49,291 students earned a computer science degree last year and less than half of our schools offer rigorous computer science education.
Learning CS empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches students computational thinking and problem-solving skills applicable in any industry.
TEALS was started in 2009 by a Microsoft engineer and former high school CS teacher Kevin Wang, with a vision of bringing the benefits of computer science education to every high school. Operated by Microsoft Philanthropies, the program pairs classroom teachers with tech industry volunteers to provide a quality computer science education.
Within two years of working with a tech volunteer, 97% of classroom teachers can teach computer science on their own, creating the basis for sustainable computer science programs.