Our Mission

To support K-12 Computer Science teachers in Arizona by providing a community of colleagues to share resources and classroom strategies, connect teachers with regional and statewide supports, and provide opportunities for professional growth around classroom resources, CS content, and CS-specific pedagogy

Arizona Challenge

  • Only 104 schools in AZ (37% of AZ schools with AP programs) offered the AP Computer Science course in 2015-2016.
  • Of the 1,788 high school students in Arizona who took the AP Computer Science exam in 2020, only 27% were female, 391 students were Hispanic or Latino, 52 students were Black, 16 student was Native American or Alaska Native, and 2 student was Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
  • Teacher preparation programs in Arizona only graduated 1 new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2018.
  • Of the 1,134 computer science college graduates in Arizona in 2019, only 15% were female.
Arizona Opportunity
As of 2022, Arizona had 15,596 open computing jobs, or 2.4 times the state average demand rate.  The average salary for a computing occupation in AZ is $87,658, which is significantly higher than the average salary in the state ($45,310). The existing open jobs alone represent a $823,290,055 opportunity in terms of annual salaries. With opportunity comes responsibility to ensure that all students have equitable access to CS courses that prepare them to be computational citizens.


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Become a CSTA National Member

CSTA Basic Membership
We have a Basic tier that allows any CS teacher, regardless of funding ability, to connect to their local and national community.  As a Basic member, you can join your local chapter, receive key updates from CSTA national, and connect with fellow CS teachers.
CSTA+ Membership
Receive all of the Basic benefits and also unlock access to valuable resources, discounts, and professional development to your teaching practice. CSTA+ membership strengthens local CS communities, as 50% of dues directly support CSTA chapter programs.

Chapter Constitution & By-Laws

CSTA-Arizona is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in the state of Arizona.