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German, Graduate Certificate

Prepare yourself to become a dual-credit teacher in high school or a community college instructor with the Graduate Certificate in German from IU Online. Enhance your cultural and language proficiency in the German language. 

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 18

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $350.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $490.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

IU Online’s Graduate Certificate in German offers advanced-level instruction in German language and culture, literature, and linguistics. Enhance your language proficiency and teaching techniques. Study current research on effective pedagogical strategies and foreign language instruction.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

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 

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

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

  • Dual-credit teacher in high school
  • Community college instructor

The Graduate Certificate in German is ideal for those wanting to teach dual-credit courses in high school or university-level courses in community colleges. The certificate meets Higher Learning Commission standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses/community college 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.

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

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (18 credit hours) 


Core Classes for the German Graduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

GER-T 510

Methods in German Instruction

3 Credits

GER-T 520

Grammar and Writing

3 Credits

GER-T 530

Film, Media, and Popular Culture

3 Credits

GER-T 540

Germany and the US

3 Credits

GER-T 550

German Literature and Thought

3 Credits

GER-T 560

Culture and Society

3 Credits

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