Teaching Learning & Teacher Education: Specialization in World Language Teaching: GOLDEN M.A.
Degree: Masters Program Type: Online Interest: Teaching & Learning Program Type: International

This specialization in World Language Education: GOLDEN (Global Online Distance Education Network) supports your growth as a professional educator by encouraging you to build on your classroom experience, further developing your language proficiency and deepening your understanding of the culture, language and literature of the targeted language. Currently, the specialization is focused on advancing the professional development of K-16 German language educators.

In this program, you'll engage in conversations about vital teaching and learning issues specific to German language teaching and learning with fellow German colleagues across the country.

NOTE: In addition to the German Language Teaching, Spanish Language Teaching is coming in Fall 2017 and Chinese Language teaching is coming in Fall 2018 as part of the Specialization in World Language Teaching: GOLDEN.

Requirements And Who This Program Is For

Applicants should have substantial content knowledge in German. Substantial content knowledge may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including being a current or prospective German language educator or university language faculty and/or graduate student AND/OR holding a Bachelor's degree in German or its equivalent (OPI Advanced Low Proficiency score).

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U.S. News and World Report Rankings2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings place this program 14th on the list of "Best Online Graduate Education Programs."


Tuition & Fees For German Language

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

The program draws from a wide range of courses offered within Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education department.

The focus is on furthering knowledge and skills in the teaching of German through:

  • research-based teaching practices
  • integration of instructional technology
  • continued development of the German language and culture

Master of Arts Degree, Option III (36 hours)

  • Core GOLDEN Courses (15 credit hours)
  • Other TEAC courses (9 credit hours)
  • Electives (9 credit hours)
  • Master's Seminar (3 credit hours)
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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.

Recent graduates include:

  • national board certified teachers
  • curriculum developers and coordinators
  • textbook authors
  • members of statewide standards committees
  • contributors to research teams
  • master teachers
  • postsecondary instructors
  • community educators
  • recipients of nation, state, and local educator awards


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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