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Graduate Certificate

What you study

IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in German offers instruction in German language, culture, literature, and film, as well as the unique relationship between Germany and the US. This program may be of special interest to K–12 German teachers, or anyone looking to improve their mastery of the language.

How you benefit

Enhance your language proficiency, cultural expertise, and teaching techniques. Study current methods in German language instruction. Gain a deeper familiarity with German culture. Research and analyze the ethical and political dimensions of historical and contemporary debates. Establish connections between the German-speaking community and the world.

The Graduate Certificate in German is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses to hold either a master's degree in their area of instruction or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

If you hold a master's degree in another discipline, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18-credit hour Graduate Certificate in German.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in German prepares you for such careers as:

  • German teacher or instructor
  • Linguist, bilingual consultant, or translator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Technical writer
  • Proofreader/editor

To earn a Graduate Certificate in German, you must complete 18 credit hours.  

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (18 credit hours) 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA
  • 20 credit hours in German coursework at the bachelor’s level
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program
Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1 


GER-T 510Methods in German Instruction3 Credits
GER-T 520Grammar and Writing3 Credits
GER-T 530Film, Media, and Popular Culture3 Credits
GER-T 540Germany and the US3 Credits
GER-T 550German Literature and Thought3 Credits
GER-T 560Culture and Society3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $350.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1050.00

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $490.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1470.00
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