World Language Teaching, Graduate Certificate (Spanish)
Graduate Certificate in World Language Teaching with a Specialization in Spanish
Why Pursue This Program
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.
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.
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.