German Language Teaching, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in German Language Teaching

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 15
    Credits
  • $357.00
    In-State
  • $750.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

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.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Taken the TOEFL

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  2. A written personal statement

  3. letters of recommendation

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  5. Sustantial content knowledge in the German language (e.g. employment as a language education, degree in the language, university language faculty and/or graduate student.

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee
  • Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies
  • Apply and be admitted to the department

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Students choose any 5 of the 6 core courses.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TEAC 922TPlanning in the German Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922CReading in the German Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922PAssessment in the German Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
MODL 898Special Topics (Child/Young Adult Literature Course)3
Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature and civilization.
TEAC 922XTechnology-Enhanced German Language Instruction3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922GWriting in the German Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$357.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$409.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1071.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1227.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$750.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$802.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$2250.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$2406.75
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.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterMar 02
  • Summer SessionsMar 02