Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, MA (World Language Education, GOLDEN)

Master of Arts Degree in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education with a Specialization in World Language Teaching: GOLDEN (Global Online Language Distance Education Network)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 36
    Credits
  • $357.00
    In-State
  • $750.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Master of Arts with a specialization in World Language Teaching: GOLDEN (Global Online Language Distance Education Network) is designed to meet professional educators' unique needs and interests. 

This program focuses on furthering knowledge and skills in the teaching of world language through research-based teaching practices, integration of instructional technology, and continued development of the world language and culture.

This online specialization focuses on improving:

  • Language
  • Culture content knowledge 
  • Pedagogy of teaching a world language 

Students of this program will:

  • Better understand the teaching/learning process and contribute directly to the improvement of schools in the United States.
  • Build on their classroom experience and further develop their German/Spanish proficiency and deepen their understanding of German/Spanish culture, language and literature.
  • Engage in informed conversations about vital teaching and learning issues specific to World Language teaching and learning with fellow World Language colleagues across the country.

This specialization is currently directed at practicing K-16 German or Spanish Language teachers. Students will work with a faculty adviser to determine a personal program of study.

Note: This is not a licensure or endorsement program.

Career Outlook: Foreign language and literature teachers engage with students in a classroom setting and teach languages other than English. 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 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. A Bachelor's degree

  2. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A written personal statement

  4. 3 letters of recommendation

  5. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  6. Resume

  7. 700 - 1000 word essay. Should state: (1) Your academic and/or professional goals and how the master's degree in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education will enable you to meet these. (2) Your academic strengths, with specific attention to your background in higher education and how this qualifies you for graduate study at a major university. (3) Any professional experience, knowledge, and skills you possess and how these further qualify you for graduate study at a major university.

  8. Substantial content knowledge in German. Content knowledge can be determined in a variety of ways, including current and prospective language educator, degree in the language, university language faculty and/or graduate student in the language

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

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for Graduate Studies
  2. Pay $50 application fees
  3. Submit separate application to academic department
  4. Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Program of Study

  • Core courses - 25-27 credit hours
  • Electives - 9 credit hours from the Department of Modern Languages and the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TEAC 922O/P/QAssessment in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Fundamental concepts, principles of language assessment and strategies for assessment development. The target language will be used in all products created.
TEAC 922B/C/DReading & Listening in German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922F/G/HWriting in German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922W/X/YDigital Media in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 889Master Seminar3
Working with a faculty mentor on either an individual or small-group basis, the student plans, conducts, and reports a summative work project.
TEAC 888Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner3
Seminar on the principles of practitioner inquiry and development of a proposal for an inquiry project. Prerequisites: TEAC 800 and 801, or permission
TEAC 801Curriculum Inquiry3
The relationship between curriculum theory and/or research to educational practices.
TEAC 800Inquiry into Teaching & Learning3
Contemporary educational research from multiple theoretical perspectives (available online every fall): One of two introductory survey courses providing the necessary groundwork for further graduate study at the master level. This course has two aims: 1) To become more familiar with basic principles of contemporary educational research which will enable participants to become better consumers of that research, and 2) To begin to understand what this research suggests about educational practice, teaching, and teachers.
TEAC 922S/T/UInstructional Planning in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TEAC 922O/P/QAssessment in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Fundamental concepts, principles of language assessment and strategies for assessment development. The target language will be used in all products created.
TEAC 922B/C/DReading & Listening in German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922F/G/HWriting in German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922W/X/YDigital Media in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 889Master Seminar3
Working with a faculty mentor on either an individual or small-group basis, the student plans, conducts, and reports a summative work project.
TEAC 888Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner3
Seminar on the principles of practitioner inquiry and development of a proposal for an inquiry project. Prerequisites: TEAC 800 and 801, or permission
TEAC 801Curriculum Inquiry3
The relationship between curriculum theory and/or research to educational practices.
TEAC 800Inquiry into Teaching & Learning3
Contemporary educational research from multiple theoretical perspectives (available online every fall): One of two introductory survey courses providing the necessary groundwork for further graduate study at the master level. This course has two aims: 1) To become more familiar with basic principles of contemporary educational research which will enable participants to become better consumers of that research, and 2) To begin to understand what this research suggests about educational practice, teaching, and teachers.
TEAC 922S/T/UInstructional Planning in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.

Other Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TEAC 922O/P/QAssessment in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Fundamental concepts, principles of language assessment and strategies for assessment development. The target language will be used in all products created.
TEAC 922B/C/DReading & Listening in German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922F/G/HWriting in German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922W/X/YDigital Media in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 889Master Seminar3
Working with a faculty mentor on either an individual or small-group basis, the student plans, conducts, and reports a summative work project.
TEAC 888Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner3
Seminar on the principles of practitioner inquiry and development of a proposal for an inquiry project. Prerequisites: TEAC 800 and 801, or permission
TEAC 801Curriculum Inquiry3
The relationship between curriculum theory and/or research to educational practices.
TEAC 800Inquiry into Teaching & Learning3
Contemporary educational research from multiple theoretical perspectives (available online every fall): One of two introductory survey courses providing the necessary groundwork for further graduate study at the master level. This course has two aims: 1) To become more familiar with basic principles of contemporary educational research which will enable participants to become better consumers of that research, and 2) To begin to understand what this research suggests about educational practice, teaching, and teachers.
TEAC 922S/T/UInstructional Planning in the German/Spanish/Chinese 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
Guy Trainin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Chair

Guy Trainin's research focuses on the intersection of literacy development, teacher education and literacy integration with technology and the arts. He teaches pre-service literacy classes as well as graduate courses in field research methods, technology integration and literacy research. Most recently, Dr. Trainin has studied 21st-century learning in schools in Nebraska and China with a specific focus on mobile devices and creativity.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterMar 01
  • Spring SemesterOct 01
  • Summer SessionsMar 01
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