Integrating Cybersecurity into the Classroom
The National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC), the academic division of the Cyber Innovation Center, is focused on growing and educating the next generation cyber-literate workforce through K-12 education. The United States Department of Homeland Security Cyber Education Training Assistance Program (CETAP) supports NICERC through a grant to develop and distribute cyber, STEM, and computer science curricula to educators across the country.
Based out of Bossier City, Louisiana, NICERC develops innovative cyber-based curricula for use by K-12 teachers across the country. The curricula developed by NICERC is free to any K-12 educator within the United States and comprises the Cyber Interstate – a robust library of cyber-based curricula that provides opportunities for students to become aware of cyber issues, engage in cyber education, and enter cyber career fields.