Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education, MA Specialization in World Language Teaching: GOLDEN

Master of Arts

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    36
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $346.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $609.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Get the same diploma as on campus students

This master of arts with specialization in World Language Teaching: GOLDEN (Global Online Language Distance Education Network) is designed to meet professional educators' unique needs and interests. The focus of this online specialization is on improving language and culture content knowledge and the pedagogy of teaching a world language. This is not a licensure or endorsement program.

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

Students of this program will:

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

Additional Languages Coming Soon:

  • German Language Teaching - AVAILABLE NOW
  • Spanish Language Teaching - Fall 2017
  • Chinese Language Teaching - Fall 2018
Theresa Catalano, PhD
Assistant Professor

Theresa Catalano’s research focuses on global citizenship education, education and migration and critical language studies. Her first area of focus is committed to building pathways that encourage students to be part of the emerging world community and take actions to promote its values and practices.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 3.00 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, please 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
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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
March 1
Spring Semester
October 1
Summer Sessions
March 1

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 800Inquiry into Teaching & Learning3

Course Number: TEAC 800

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 801Curriculum Inquiry3

Course Number: TEAC 801

The relationship between curriculum theory and/or research to educational practices.

TEAC 888Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner1-3

Course Number: TEAC 888

Prereqs: TEAC 800 and 801, or permission Seminar on the principles of practitioner inquiry and development of a proposal for an inquiry project.

TEAC 889Master Seminar3

Course Number: TEAC 889

Working with a faculty mentor on either an individual or small-group basis, the student plans, conducts, and reports a summative work project.

TEAC 922B/C/DReading & Listening in German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3

Course Number: TEAC 922B/C/D

Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.

TEAC 922F/G/HWriting in German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3

Course Number: TEAC 922F/G/H

Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.

TEAC 922O/P/QAssessment in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3

Course Number: TEAC 922O/P/Q

Fundamental concepts, principles of language assessment and strategies for assessment development. The target language will be used in all products created.

TEAC 922S/T/UInstructional Planning in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3

Course Number: TEAC 922S/T/U

Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.

TEAC 922W/X/YDigital Media in the German/Spanish/Chinese Language Classroom3

Course Number: TEAC 922W/X/Y

Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $346.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $398.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1038.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1194.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $609.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $661.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1827.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1983.75

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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.

  • Flexibility

    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.

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