Preparing Computer Science Teachers in Maryland and Arkansas Cover Image. Click Image to Download report. Successful implementation of computer science standards may hinge on one thing: teacher capacity. Without enough qualified teachers and the resources to support them, states will be hard pressed to make computer science a part of every student’s education—something that industry leaders say is critical to career readiness. This NASBE State Innovations highlights Maryland and Arkansas, two states that stand out as leaders among the 26 states that are creating pathways specifically for preparing computer science teachers.