Empowering Minnesota K-12 teachers with tools to help educate and prepare students for technology literacy and future job market success.

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence offers teachers: IT curriculum training, IT professional mentoring, real-world experiences in career exploration, and more.


We offer I.T. materials, training, expertise, industry connections, and access to a network of organizations with relevant and easy to access resources to help increase the teaching effectiveness of everyone from novice through experienced computer science teachers. Take advantage of our easy to use and standards based IT Exploration curriculum.  Or, explore the excellent resources for school and community use that we have to share.  Working with the I.T. Center will help grow your confidence and competence in supporting student’s technology skill development.


IT Exploration Curriculum

A free online technology curriculum from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities that introduces secondary students to computer science skills and in-demand I.T. careers.

SPARCS for Young Women

A Minnesota youth technology development program for middle and high school students who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary.

IT Discovery Network

A list of Minnesota ‘tech experience’ providers who offer K-12 students, parents, and teachers free or inexpensive ways to explore the IT world.

Learn computing skills, coding, and so much more!

Aspirations Awards

Minnesota and National award honoring high school students who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for computing-related achievements and interests.