CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sebastian Heiduschke, a professor of German at Oregon State University, has been selected to receive a national teaching award from the American Association of Teachers of German.
Heiduschke was honored with the German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award for his role in the creation of OSU's online German bachelor's program, delivered by OSU Ecampus. The award recognizes "outstanding, up-and-coming teachers" who have started a new program or revitalized an existing one.
"This award acknowledges the hard work done at OSU to find alternatives to face-to-face learning for students unable to come to campus," said Heiduschke, who is the online German program coordinator.
Heiduschke helped launch the OSU program in 2012, which revitalized OSU's program by shifting attention to online delivery to reach more students. OSU is the only university in the United States with a completely online German major. There are about 140 students admitted to the program.