Preparing students for today’s world
Today, 58 percent of all new STEM-related jobs are in computing but just 10 percent of STEM graduates are in computer science. Together, we can change that.
Serving schools and teachers
The Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) Program partners with high schools to build teacher capacity and student interest in computer science with the goal of enabling schools to sustain equitable CS programs on their own.
TEALS offers curriculum and support for students of all demographics and backgrounds in computational thinking, problem solving, programming, and computer science concepts that are applicable to any field.
TEALS focuses on a culture of volunteerism in the tech industry so that teachers get the support they need to learn CS and schools can build sustainable CS programs.
Young women made up 29 percent of TEALS participants, and underrepresented minorities made up 44 percent (among those who responded in 2020-2021).
Reaching the underrepresented
Title I schools account for 63 percent of schools participating in the TEALS Program, while nearly one in five schools identify as rural.
89 percent of students believe TEALS volunteers were effective in helping them understand CS, and 92 percent reported improvement in their programming skills (2020-2021).
One teacher started it all
TEALS was founded in 2009 by a former high school computer science (CS) teacher and software engineer Kevin Wang. TEALS is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that builds sustainable computer science programs in high schools, with a focus on serving students excluded from learning CS because of race, gender, or geography. We help classroom teachers learn to teach computer science on their own by pairing them with industry volunteers.