Mobile CSP

Mobile CSP

AP Computer Science Principles
Endorsed by the College Board

Concurrent Enrollment

What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent enrollment (CE) courses are college-level classes offered within high schools and taught by qualified high school teachers in association with a local community college or university. Sometimes they are also referred to as dual enrollment or college-in-the-schools programs. If you're interested in teaching the Mobile CSP course in a concurrent enrollment format, please complete the interest form so we can email you when the application is available.

Eligibility: Currently, the concurrent enrollment option is only available to teachers in Minnesota or Connecticut. Teachers and schools must agree to offer the Mobile CSP course during the next academic year and recruit students to take the course. Teachers will receive a stipend for completing the summer professional development ($1000) and the academic year research components ($1000).

I'm interested in CSP as CE!

Project Goals:

  • Adapt Mobile CSP curriculum and professional development for CE programs
  • Engage administrators, teachers, and counselors in equity-focused practices to broaden participation in CS
  • Identify and address barriers to implementing CS Principles as a CE course
  • Recruit 40 high schools to offer CSP as CE, reaching up to 700 students

Partners & Team Members

The Mobile Computer Science Principles (Mobile CSP) project has formed a Research-Practitioner Partnership (RPP) with CE programs at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut and Southwest Minnesota State University in Minnesota and with partner school districts in each state. Master teachers for the project include James Veseskis of Hartford Magnet Trinity College (CT) and Ryan Lindsay of Northeast Range School (MN) and our grant evaluator is Megan Deiger.

Capital Community CollegeCapital Community College (CCC) provides access to higher education for the diverse residents of the greater Hartford, CT, region and prepares individuals for transfer and careers. CCC team members include Seth Freeman, Chair of Business and Technology Chair, and Karen Binkhorst, College Career Pathways Coordinator.

Southwest Minnesota State UniversitySouthwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) is a four-year public university located in Marshall, MN, offering a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions. SMSU team members from the Computer Science department include Drs. Dan Kaiser, Kourosh Mortezapour, Shushuang Man.

Elms CollegeElms College is a dynamic, Catholic, coeducational liberal arts institution whose mission is to educate students of all backgrounds that have distinguished themselves inside and outside the classroom. Beryl Hoffman is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Elms College and part of the Mobile CSP team.

National Center for Computer Science Education at The College of St. ScholasticaThe National Center for Computer Science Education (NCCSE) champions, researches, and provides equitable computer science education opportunities for K-16 students and educators, including Mobile CSP. Team members include Cassandra Broneak (Research Associate), Renee Fall (Sr. Research Scholar), Pauline Lake (Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator), and Jennifer Rosato (Director). NCCSE is housed at the College of St. Scholastica located in Duluth, MN.