Educator Endorsements

About Our Endorsement Program

Beginning in Fall 2024, Heidelberg University now offers a Computer Science endorsement (K-12) taught by campus-based full-time and adjunct faculty. Courses required for this endorsement are also offered online in condensed, asynchronous 8-week sessions.

This educator endorsement option allows you to teach computer science content and courses in grades K-12.

The required four courses, one of which includes a field experience, are offered online in condensed 8-week terms.

About Our Educator Endorsement Program

Computer Science Endorsement

Obtain the Computer Science Endorsement by completing four courses (12 credit hours) online in eight-week terms. K-12 teachers and Heidelberg education majors are eligible to apply to the program. Passing the OAE Computer Science (054) test is required to complete the endorsement.

Required courses:

•    CPS 150 – Fundamentals of Computer Science
•    CPS 201 – Computational Problem Solving
•    DAT 305 – How to Think Like a Data Scientist – or –
•    CPS 316 –Spreadsheet Modeling
•    EDU 395 – Computer Science Methods and Field Experience


Official transcripts must be issued directly to Heidelberg from the granting institution. Any transfer courses must also be accompanied by an official transcript. If you will not graduate before the admission deadline, we will accept an unofficial copy for Admission purposes only. An official transcript will be required prior to program completion.

A copy of your Teaching License must be uploaded to your application.

Summer 2024

May 20 - July 26

  • Registration opens: March 18
  • Registration closes: May 13
  • Payment deadline: May 13
  • Classes begin: May 20

Fall 2024 Term 1

August 19 - October 11

  • Registration opens: April 1
  • Registration closes: August 12
  • Payment deadline: August 12
  • Classes begin: August 19

Fall 2024 Term 2

October 14 - December 12

  • Registration opens: April 1
  • Registration closes: October 7
  • Payment deadline: October 7
  • Classes begin: October 14

Spring 2025 Term 1

January 8 - February 28

  • Registration opens: November 11
  • Registration closes: December 30
  • Payment deadline: December 30
  • Classes begin: January 8

Spring 2025 Term 2

March 11 - May 7

  • Registration opens: November 11
  • Registration closes: March 4
  • Payment deadline: March 4
  • Classes begin: March 11

Heidelberg is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements to accept students from all states, except for California. Non-Ohio teachers looking to add an endorsement to licensure should inquire with their state regulating official about coursework meeting state guidelines.

Accreditation Information


This program is designed to meet educational requirements for professional license or certification, which is required for employment in occupations related to this major. Please refer to this list regarding whether Heidelberg's program meets licensure requirements for specific states. 

Learn More

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission [at] or (419) 448-2330.

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