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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Computer Education (BSE)

Embellish your potential

Seeing children flourish with computers is a commonality in today’s world. Behind their flourishment though, is someone who has taught them all they know. This person most likely has a love for computers and a strong desire to teach. Are you this person? If so, have you thought about a degree in Computer Education?

At DSU, we live and breathe technology. Our computer education degree proves it. We embed laptops, smartboards, iPads, 3D printers, data server rooms, and more into our curriculum. You will learn how to grade tests, quizzes, and homework from your computer. The education aspect is highly emphasized as well, so your expertise will range from differentiated learning to coding and cyber safety to content standards. We also offer a K-12 Technology endorsement, enabling you to teach computer classes in any grade.

For even more experience, you'll embark on a year-long student teaching residency, providing you with advice and teaching skills.  

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Educate yourself, educate your students

As with any other education program, it’s vital to understand education fundamentals. Content standards, assessment information, effective communication, and student growth are all areas you’ll become an expert in. Keep an eye out for any changes in technology though, since you’ll be teaching your students the ins and outs of new technologies that pop up.   

Once your classroom is up and running, you can open the floor for some major discussion. Coding, cyber safety, robots, software programs…the list goes on and on! Your students are curious about the cyber world and it’s important to provide them with the means they need to succeed.

Don’t forget, it’s as equally important to teach your students how to utilize computers to their fullest extent. Illustrate how they can expand their knowledge in vocabulary, math, science, writing, reading, research, problem-solving and more, by using computers.

Go forth and teach

Graduation means you're ready. We couldn’t be prouder as you embark on your full-time gig. Whether you stay in the education field or transfer to an organization or business, we know you’ll be a pro at incorporating technology into your career and generating interest in computer education.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BSEd degree in Computer Education, students will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of content and pedagogy knowledge
  • Be able to demonstrate instructional design principles by planning and preparing effective lessons and learning activities for all learners
  • Be able to engage students by delivery of effective lessons and learning activities, and ensure assessment is fully aligned with the instructional outcomes in both content and process
  • Be able to create a safe and respectful learning environment with an awareness of developmental levels and needs of learners
  • Be able to integrate technology into lessons to create interest and communicate knowledge
  • Be able to demonstrate professional dispositions of effective teachers to positively impact student learning while contributing to the well-being of their district


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