Becoming a verified teacher (CS Principles and CS Discoveries only)

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Code.org’s CS Discoveries and CS Principles courses offer additional materials for Code.org teachers that have been verified as actual teachers. This document covers frequently asked questions about becoming a verified teacher.

What is a verified teacher and who should become one?

A verified teacher is someone who has either attended our Professional Development for our CS Discoveries or CS Principles courses or has been manually verified as an actual teacher. You will want to become a verified teacher if you are planning on teaching our CS Principles or CS Discoveries courses. By becoming verified, you will get access to answer keys, project exemplars, and locked lessons. Learn more about locked lessons here.

How do I become a verified teacher?

If you have gone through our Professional Development for CS Discoveries or CS Principles, you should already be a verified teacher. If you have not gone through our Professional Development, you can apply to become verified by filling out this form. Note that it may take up to 7 business days to become verified as this is a manual process, so we encourage you to fill out this form as soon as you can. You will receive an email once you are verified.

Can I teach the course even if I am not verified yet?

Yes! You should still be able to teach the CS Principles and CS Discoveries courses even if you are not a verified teacher. You just won’t be able to access some of the materials like our answer keys, or administer any locked surveys or assessments.   

I already submitted my form for becoming verified so why am I not verified yet?

We try to process requests for teacher verification as fast as we can but because it is a manual process, it can take up to 7 business days to complete. If it has been longer than 7 business days, please email us at support@code.org so we can figure out what might be going on.

Can students become verified teachers?

No. The goal of having verifying teachers is making sure only users who are truly teachers have access to teacher-only content like answer keys and locked lessons.

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