Help us close the computer science gap
What is the TEALS Program?
Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that connects classroom teachers with tech-industry volunteers to create sustainable CS programs. Volunteers support teachers as they learn to teach CS independently over time.
TEALS by the numbers (2019-2020 school year)
Since its inception in 2009, nearly 75,000 students have received CS education.
The TEALS program serves 21,000 students at 625 high schools in the United States and British Columbia, Canada.
1,800 tech volunteers
TEALS is powered by over 1,800 tech volunteers from 750 companies.
35% female students
35% of students identify as female, 34% are underrepresented minorities, and nearly 1 in 5 schools are in rural communities.
8% above national average
TEALS students scored 8% higher than the national average on the 2018 AP Computer Science A exam.
Bring computer science to your school and community
Help educate the next generation of innovators. We’re asking teachers, school administrators, parents, students, and tech professionals to join us in the effort.
Tech professional volunteers
Volunteers with a strong background in computer science and programming form the backbone of TEALS. We need people like you to volunteer to team teach computer science to help close the opportunity gap for thousands of students.
Teachers and administration
Our mission is to help classroom teachers learn to teach CS and build CS programs at their schools. Teachers partner with TEALS volunteers to team teach classes and prepare to teach CS on their own, while administrators provide invaluable program support.
Students and advocates
We work with students, parents, advocates, business owners and local leaders to help bring computer science opportunities to high school students.
What kind of impact can you make?
You can make a lasting impact. Each industry volunteer and partner teacher who participates in the TEALS program creates a ripple effect, directly impacting the students you teach and the countless students who will study computer science in the future.