National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy

NCTA is a 12-credit hour graduate certificate for high school teachers. It includes coursework on teaching cybersecurity, foundations of cybersecurity, network security, and advanced topics. Four universities (DePaul University, University of Louisville, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and California State University-Sacramento) will be offering the virtual program, with a little bit of variation depending on the university’s program. 

The inaugural cohort of teachers started work in Summer, 2022. A Sacramento State cohort will be selected and start in Summer, 2023.

In a press release on September 16, 2022, Sacramento State was announced as a certificate-granting university within the National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy (NCTA). You can read the press release here:

 NCTA is supported by a grant from the NCAE-C , which is the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (located within the National Security Agency). 

California State University-Sacramento (Sacramento State) joins NCTA

The Sacramento State cohort of NCTA begins in Summer 2023. See the program description below for details.

Program Descriptions


University of Arkansas at Little Rock program description.


DePaul University program description.


University of Louisville program description.

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California State University-Sacramento (Sacramento State) program description.