German Language Teaching, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in German Language Teaching

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 15
  • $357.00
  • $750.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online German Language, Graduate Certificate program is ideal for German teachers in K-12 schools, as well as those in higher education. 

This program is a great option for teachers in school districts requiring that educators secure professional development at the graduate level in a combination of content (language and culture) and pedagogy specific to that content area. 

Students of the German Language, Graduate Certificate gain:

  • Enhanced understanding of the pedagogy unique to teaching the German language.
  • Improved teaching methodology and knowledge to create a better learning space for language students.
  • Expanded teaching approaches and professional development.
  • Research-informed practices that can be integrated into the language classroom practice.

The Global Online Language Development Education Network (GOLDEN) Certificate for World Language Educators focuses on the pedagogy unique to teaching the German language. Leading nationally in this area, the GOLDEN program offers courses that use an innovative approach to professional development for German language teachers. Expertise is garnered simultaneously in content, pedagogy, and technology in this program through courses taught in German and developed using the TPACK (technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge) theoretical framework.

The graduate certificate is most applicable to these career paths:

  • Secondary Language Teachers
  • Post-Secondary Language Teachers
  • Translators
  • Interpreters

Career Outlook: Foreign language and literature teachers engage with students in a classroom setting and teach languages other than English. Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job demand for postsecondary teachers is growing at 15%, which is much faster than average. The job demand for interpreters and translators is also growing much faster than average at a rate of 18%. The job demand for secondary teachers is growing at about 8% for high school teachers which, is about as fast as average.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.