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Computer Science Teacher Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your Computer Science Teacher interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What kind of internet is best for your class?

How to Answer

Computer Science, maybe more than any other class, needs Internet working properly. Speak to what works for your class. Even be flexible enough to share the basic need of Internet, so it proves your are understanding as a teacher.

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30 Computer Science Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. What kind of internet is best for your class?

      How to Answer

      Computer Science, maybe more than any other class, needs Internet working properly. Speak to what works for your class. Even be flexible enough to share the basic need of Internet, so it proves your are understanding as a teacher.

      Written by Shane Reinhard on May 5th, 2021

      1st Answer Example

      "Of course, every teacher wants the fastest Internet possible. Fiber-optic internet is ideal. But, even a quality WiFi will do, as long as it is consistent. Either way, we just need continuity in my class with Internet each and every day."

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  • 2. Describe a time you had a challenging student. How did you resolve the problem?

      How to Answer

      Not all students are perfect. There comes a time when students will act out. Speak through your protocol of how to handle the said situation.

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      "Three years ago, I had a student who would not do what was asked of him in the class. He wanted to do his own thing. Once, he even lashed out at me. I pulled him aside after class and talked through my expectations again. I told him Computer Science was a privilege. If he wanted to stay, he would have to live up to expectations. It did not work out in the end, but I handled the situation in this way."

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  • 3. What questions do you have for us?

      How to Answer

      When an administration brings up this question, they want you to give them something back. Make sure to think through questions before you enter an interview about the school or the Computer Science program. They will certainly be impressed if you have reflected beforehand.

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      "As I was looking at your website, I wanted to know if these are the same computer classes you are hoping to have taught next year. Also, does the Computer Science teacher oversee the website? I just want to make sure I have the expectations down."

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  • 4. Reflect on your time as a Computer Science Teacher. What has made it worthwhile for you?

      How to Answer

      Worth to a teacher can go a lot of different directions. Speak to the value of being a Computer Science Teacher. The experiences you have had in your life show the administration that you are in teaching for the right reasons.

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  • 5. Speak to the most fun you have had as a Computer Science Teacher.

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      There is really nothing better than having fun with your students. Share a time you had a blast as a Computer Science Teacher. This way, you can share your passion for the subject and what impact you have along the way.

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  • 6. What were the reasons you decided to apply for this job?

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      The school wants to make sure that you are the right person for the job. So, share all the reasons you applied for the job. It is alright to say for the salary. But, focus on attributes that grow you as an individual.

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  • 7. What long-term goals do you have for yourself in the realm of Computer Science?

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      There is so much in the world of Computer Science. Share your dreams of what you want to accomplish as a Computer Science teacher. Do not hold back here and speak how the school can play a part.

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  • 8. Describe a time you were frustrated with Computer Science. How can you help students because of that experience?

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      Frustration is a part of anything in life. Computer Science is no different. Speak to the challenge it was for you and how you handled yourself.

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  • 9. Do you feel supportable doing some IT work? Why or why not?

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      Some schools will want a Computer Science teacher to handle IT issues. Speak honestly how you would feel about this. It is better to be upfront than have expectations fall on you without prior conversation on the subject.

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  • 10. How should the administration support Computer Science?

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      Administration support is important at any school. But, there needs to be a balance of being needy, but keeping all parties involved in important matters.

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  • 11. Are you a Windows or Mac fan? Why?

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      Some teachers are particular to one brand over another. Share your thoughts here about the two options. Be sure to hit home what is best for the students.

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  • 12. Why is coding important for students to learn?

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      Coding is a piece of technology that students are learning more and more in schools. The reasoning is because the future of many careers has to do with this. Speak to the value it brings now and in the future.

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  • 13. Speak about a lesson that did not work in your class. How did you change it moving forward?

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      Lessons will not always go the way you envisioned them. Share an instance where things did not go like you thought. Reflection on how you would improve and what you did the second time around.

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  • 14. How do you give freedom in your classroom, but also structure?

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      Having a mix of freedom and structure is the key to a healthy class. Speak to your class model and how you make things work for an appropriate balance. In turn, students get a modeling of how life works.

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  • 15. What technology do you need in your classroom to be successful?

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      Technology is an integral piece of every Computer Science class. Share what tech you need to be successful. You can even share a bit of a wish-list, too, to cast vision with the administration.

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  • 16. How would you describe a computer system?

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      This knowledge question is to prove how well you understand your subject. Share the details of a computer system. Also, explain why it matters in Computer Science.

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  • 17. How do you explain the difference of an interpreter and compiler?

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      More coding terminology is imperative for students to grow in Computer Science. Share this knowledge point between a compiler and interpreter. Also, speak to why this matters in your class setting.

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  • 18. How have you handled a situation where a student used technology inappropriately?

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      Some students will push the envelope and try to sneak something under your nose. They are learning and growing as individuals. Share how you can speak to this, correct it, and put them back on the path of success.

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  • 19. What technology do you not feel comfortable teaching?

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      Even as a qualified Computer Science teacher, there will be some things that you won't feel as confident teaching. Speak honestly about this. But, also be prepared to share how you will improve in this area to one day take it head on.

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  • 20. What is the future of Computer Science in education?

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      Technology has moved rapidly over the last few decades. Speak to what is ahead for Computer Science. Additionally, share how it is imperative that the school stays on top of this to train students the best way possible.

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  • 21. How do you keep student on-task in your Computer Science class?

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      Keeping students on task can be one of the more challenging things about teaching. Share your techniques on how students stay on task in your classroom. This way, students can take your class seriously, as an important subject to learn.

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  • 22. What do you enjoy most about Computer Science?

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      Computer Science has so any facets that people can get excited about. Speak about the value you see in Computer Science, and where you put most of your time as an individual. This way, the administration will grasp some of your focuses as a teacher.

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  • 23. Give the details on what makes C and C++ different.

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      There are a lot of differences between C and C++. Communicate to the interviewer what parts matter to teach students. This way, students can have a unique perspective to heighten their understanding to start building programming themselves down the road.

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  • 24. How would you describe framework?

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      This knowledge based question proves your understanding of the subject. Explain what framework is and how it applies in your classroom. This way, the administration will get a full perspective on how you can add this to your teaching material.

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  • 25. Why did you become a Computer Science teacher?

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      There are many reasons to become a Computer Science teacher. Share your backstory. Speak to why this profession was right for you.

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  • 26. How can Computer Science propel students into a career?

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      Computer Science is the future of technology. Explain how students can develop their skills to get certified in class. This can be a big pull for the school, so speak to how you will help in this way.

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  • 27. How do you work to get students excited about Computer Science?

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      Not all students get excited about Computer Science. Some struggle to handle the process of things and would rather be in a different class. Speak to how you bring passion to your teaching to get students on-board.

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  • 28. What does SDLC stand for? Why does it matter?

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      There are a lot of acronyms in Computer Science. SDLC is no different. Explain its meaning and the importance to a student's education.

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  • 29. Describe a super-class.

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      The interviewer wants to get a sense of your understanding of Computer Science. Share its value within a class and why it matters to you. This way, an administration can trust you know what you are talking about and how to teach this material.

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  • 30. Explain what a microprocessor is.

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      Another knowledge question to prove your worth. Share your understanding of the topic. Additionally, speak to how you teach or use this technology to help your students along appropriately.

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