For Educators

Why Computer Science?

Introducing Michigan’s new K-12 Computer Science Standards. Michigan’s vision for computer science education is that all learners will develop foundational computer science skills to solve problems and be constructive citizens. In doing so, students will:

• Learn new approaches to problem-solving;
• Harness the power of computational thinking; and
• Use computer science tools to create technology.

The State Board of Education in 2019 adopted new K-12 Computer Science Standards making Michigan the 31st state to adopt a set of computer science standards. These comprehensive standards, guided by national frameworks, serve to outline learning expectations for Michigan’s students and are intended to guide local computer science curriculum development. 

Learn more about Computer Science and Why the Need is Urgent.