Help us close the computer science gap

Learning computer science empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches students computational thinking and problem solving skills applicable in any industry.
Yet, computer science is taught in only 1 of 4 high schools nationwide.

TEALS is increasing access to CS education

TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools build sustainable computer science programs by pairing trained computer science professionals – from across the tech industry – with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science in high schools throughout the US. TEALS volunteers and partner teachers create a ripple effect, impacting the students they teach, and the many students who will study CS in the future. Started in 2009 by Microsoft employee Kevin Wang who developed and ran the program in his spare time, TEALS was embraced and adopted by Microsoft in 2011.

Are you one of these people?

Tech Professionals

Volunteers with a strong background in computer science and programming form the backbone of TEALS. We need people like you to teach computer science and help close the opportunity gap for thousands of students, who will benefit from the CS program you help build.

School Administrators

Administrators work with TEALS to support the school partnership by making accommodations within their school schedule and budget to support computer science classes, and planning for the future. Their guidance and leadership ensures that a single TEALS course ultimately grows into a robust and sustainable CS program at the school.


TEALS exists to help classroom teachers learn how to teach CS and build a CS program at their school. Teachers from various content backgrounds work in partnership with TEALS volunteers to team-teach classes and prepare to teach CS on their own.


Students who are interested in bringing CS classes to their school can become advocates to create change by sharing their interest with teachers, administrators and parents, and introducing them to the TEALS program.

Active Citizens

Anyone, from school board members to business owners to local leaders, can help bring computer science opportunities to the community by connecting high school staff with the TEALS program.

Bring computer science to your school


Learn more about volunteering with TEALS.


Learn more about TEALS school partnerships and apply today.


Contact us to learn more about how you can contribute.