World Language Teaching, Graduate Certificate (Spanish)

Graduate Certificate in World Language Teaching with a Specialization in Spanish

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Blended
  • 15
    Credits
  • $357.00
    In-State
  • $750.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online World Language Teaching, Graduate Certificate (Spanish) is designed to enhance the capacity of Spanish teachers in K-12 and higher education. 

Students choose this program to: 

  • Expand their knowledge of pedagogy unique to teaching the Spanish language. 
  • Garner expertise using the TPACK (Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge) theoretical framework 
  • Engage in informed conversations about vital teaching and learning issues specific to the Spanish language. 

Leading nationally in this area, the GOLDEN program offers courses that use an innovative approach to professional development for Spanish language teachers. The certificate courses are designed to integrate research-informed practices into the language classroom practice. 

Career Outlook: According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of education, training and library occupations is projected to grow at a rate of 5%, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Enrollment across all levels of education is projected to increase, therefore it will be necessary to have individuals who can create inclusive classrooms. 

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  2. A written personal statement

    Statement of Purpose

  3. 2 letters of recommendation

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  5. Substantial content knowledge in the Spanish language: Sufficient content knowledge may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including current and prospective language educator, a degree in the language, university language faculty and/or graduate student, etc.

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for Graduate Studies
  2. Pay the $50 application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
TEAC 922Seminar in the Learning and Teaching of Foreign Languages3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory.
TEAC 922BThe Interpretive Mode: Reading and Listening in the Spanish Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory in the area of Spanish language teaching and learning. This online course explores a variety of strategies for teaching reading, listening and viewing in the language classroom with the purpose of improving language teaching and student achievement.
TEAC 922FInterpersonal and Presentational Writing in the Spanish Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory in the area of Spanish language teaching and learning. This online course explores a variety of strategies for teaching writing in the language classroom with the purpose of improving language teaching and student achievement.
TEAC 922OAssessment in the Spanish Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory in the area of Spanish language teaching and learning. This online course explores the fundamental concepts and principles of assessment in the language classroom with the purpose of improving language teaching and student achievement.
TEAC 922SPlanning in the Spanish Language Classroom3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory in the area of Spanish language teaching and learning. This online course explores a variety of instructional planning strategies for the purposes of improving language teaching and student achievement.
TEAC 922WTechnology-Enhanced Spanish Language Instruction3
Critical review and evaluation of current literature, research and theory in the area of Spanish language teaching and learning. This online course explores a variety of technology tools for foreign language with the purpose of improving language teaching and student achievement.
TEAC 922ZTeaching for Intercultural Communicative Competence in the Foreign 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
  • Summer SessionApr 01
  • Fall SemesterJul 01
  • January SemesterNov 01