Computer science in every school
The Microsoft Philanthropies Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program helps to prepare young people for the CS jobs of tomorrow.
TEALS by the numbers (2018-2019 school year)
The TEALS program serves nearly 16,000 students at 494 high schools in the United States and British Columbia, Canada.
1,450 tech volunteers
TEALS is powered by 1,450 tech volunteers from nearly 700 companies.
31% female students
31% of students are female, 34% are underrepresented minorities, and nearly 18% of schools are in rural communities.
5% above national average
Preparing future innovators
In 2009, a Microsoft engineer had a vision of bringing computer science to every high school. He started TEALS to provide quality CS education by pairing teachers with CS volunteers. Within two years, 97 percent of the teachers can teach CS on their own—the basis for sustainable CS programs.
Apply to be a TEALS school
The TEALS program helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs. Teachers from various backgrounds work in partnership with tech volunteers, to learn the CS curriculum and team-teach in their own classrooms.
Volunteer to co-teach computer science
First-class computer science education"Outagamie County is delighted that Microsoft is investing in six of our local high schools. This has potential to transform our local economy by giving students access to first-class computer science education and engaging business and community leaders at the same time.”Thomas Nelson, Outagamie County Executive, WI
A critical component“The TEALS program is a critical component to our workforce development initiative. We are focused on establishing career pathways for youth and young adults and support county school children enrolled in the TEALS programs, feeding students directly into our local businesses.”Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive, OH
TEALS leveled the playing field“Regardless of their economic background, every kid deserves to be exposed to every opportunity they can, equally. TEALS leveled the playing field. And to anyone who thinks they can’t offer CS in their school or financially support it, look at our little school and know you can.”Ty Gafford, Principal, Altavista Combined School, VA