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
  • $357.00
  • $750.00

Why Pursue This Program

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.

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.