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
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:
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