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German Education

Overlooking view of Munich, Germany
Overlooking Munich. Photo by Sheila Ward.

Inspire. Enrich. Teach.

Do you love German language and culture? Make your passion your profession! From creating lesson plans to managing the classroom, you’ll receive a rigorous course of instruction in teaching German in grades K-12, an area of critical need in Delaware and across the country. Our program will provide you with a thorough foundation in the German language and the fundamentals of teaching and pairs intensive coursework with hands-on student teaching opportunities to prepare the next generation of World Language teachers. Completing the program satisfies the requirements for earning a Delaware Teaching Certificate and license and you will be guided and supported throughout the certification process.



  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Social issues in Literature
  • Politics and Literature
  • Great Authors and Themes
  • Language Syllabus Design
  • Methods of Teaching World Languages


  • K-12 Education
  • Teaching Abroad
  • Department Chair
  • Textbook Editor
  • School Administrator
  • Professor


  • Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition
  • Literary Studies
  • Translation
  • Educational Technology
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • School Counseling

What's special about this program?

Communicative Language Teaching in campus classrooms develops our candidates’ proficiency early on. Real-world cultural experiences and language study abroad in three- and five-week intersession courses and in full-semester programs build cultural proficiency. Complementary minors are available (Linguistics, Urban Education, Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, European Studies and Political Science to name a few) and are popular add-ons to the German Education major. A series of field experiences prepares students for successful student teaching. And one-on-one mentoring of student teachers by a UD Field Instructor and classroom clinical educator ensure success in teaching.

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German Honor Society

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