Graduate Certificate in German (Online)

Are you a secondary school teacher of German with a Master’s degree in a different field who would like to teach dual-credit courses in German?

The 100% online IU Southeast graduate certificate in German satisfies Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements that dual-credit teachers with a Master’s degree must obtain 18 credits of coursework in their teaching specialty.

The certificate is also stackable: By adding another 12 credits of graduate education coursework, students who need both an advanced degree and credential can obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

The flexible graduate certificate is 100% online, allowing you to progress at your own pace.

Certificate Information

18 credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

To earn the graduate certificate in German, students must complete the following six graduate-level courses for a total of 18 credits.

All courses listed below are 3 credit hours and require a minimum grade of a C unless otherwise noted.


Required Courses

  • GER-T 510 - Methods in German Instruction
  • GER-T 520 - Grammar and Writing
  • GER-T 530 - Film, Media, and Popular Culture
  • GER-T 540 - Germany and the U.S.
  • GER-T 550 - German Literature and Thought
  • GER-T 560 - Culture and Society


The following are required for admission:

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • 20 credit hours of coursework in German or equivalent demonstrated proficiency as determined by the program
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate G.P.A.
  • A personal statement


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), graduate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Your brighter future begins here