World Language Teaching: German

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


The Global Online Language Development Education Network (GOLDEN) Certificate for World Language Educators focuses on the pedagogy unique to teaching the German language.

This certificate program is aimed at enhancing the capacity of German teachers in K-12 and higher education. It is a great option for teachers in school districts requiring that educators secure professional development at the graduate level in a combination of content (language and culture) and pedagogy specific to that content area.

Leading nationally in this area, the GOLDEN program offers courses that use an innovative approach to professional development for German language teachers. The certificate courses are designed to integrate research-informed practices into the language classroom practice. Expertise is garnered simultaneously in content, pedagogy, and technology in this program through courses taught in German and developed using the TPACK (technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge) theoretical framework.

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Graduate Chair
Dr. Loukia Sarroub

Graduate Support Staff
Kate Rask

Certificate Advisor
Dr. Aleidine Moeller

GOLDEN Coordinator
Sheri Hurlbut

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

2. Required by the department

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Substantial content knowledge in the German language (e.g., employment as a language educator, degree in the language, university language faculty and/or graduate student)
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadline
February 1st (summer or fall admission) or October 1st (spring admission)

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For additional details check out the dept./program website: World Language Teaching: German.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Kurt Mueller.