The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Education Training Assistance Program (CETAP) equips K-12 teachers with cybersecurity curricula and education tools. Through the CETAP grant, the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), Bossier City, Louisiana, develops and distributes free cybersecurity, STEM, and computer science curricula to K-12 educators across the country. The curricula comprises the Cyber Interstate – a robust library of cyber-based curricula that provides opportunities for students to become aware of cyber issues, engage in cybersecurity education, and enter cybersecurity career fields. These programs focus on growing and educating the next generation cyber-literate workforce.
[…] students not only understand the content, but are able to utilize it in projects that reflect real world scenarios”
- Julie Malone, High School Teacher from Louisiana
It opens their eyes to ideas outside the box for career choices."
- Dave Handt, Math Teacher from North Dakota
The foundational principles that this curriculum helped build for my students has ignited an interest in programming and coding in my students who have never been exposed to it before."
-Joy Johnston, Programming and Coding Teacher