Louisiana Tech University’s Cyber Education Certificate was showcased during a recent U.S. Department of Education STEM briefing.

Chuck Gardner, director of curriculum with CYBER.ORG, and Lindsey Vincent, associate dean in the College of Education and director of the Science and Technology Education Center at Louisiana Tech University, discussed the importance of cyber education. They spoke of the availability of cybersecurity resources and materials for the PK-12 sector. Gardner and Vincent also showcased successful partnership efforts, including the cyber education certificate and the associated tuition assistance offered to teachers throughout the nation during the fall 2020 academic term.

The Cyber Education certificate program prepares educators to teach cyber and computer science content. Teachers who complete the year-long program will not only be ideal candidates to become STEM and cyber leaders at their schools but