Sample Schedule

Depending on the schedule students choose, students may complete the degree program within two years, three years, or four to five years. There will be a self-paced online orientation for students in August. Also, note that the schedules below assume that students have not yet completed the foundational requirements – Introduction to Language & Linguistics, Intercultural Communication for Teachers, and a Bible foundational course. Some classes may not be offered every year, so students work with their advisor each semester to ensure that their degree progress is on track and that any schedule changes are communicated in advance.

Online 2-Year Plan

First Year
Fall
  • Introduction to TESOL (3)
  • Structure of English (3)
  • Introduction to Language & Linguistics (3)
Spring
  • Materials Evaluation & Preparations (3)
  • Intercultural Communication for Teachers (3)
  • Practicum in TESOL (3)
Summer
  • Communicating Values through TESOL (1)
  • Elective (2)
Second Year
Fall
  • Classroom Research in TESOL (3)
  • Language Testing & Assessment (3)
  • Elective (2)
Spring
  • Elective (2)
  • Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • Bible Foundation (3)
Summer
  • Portfolio (1)
  • Bible Elective (3)

Online 3-Year Plan

First Year
Fall
  • Introduction to TESOL (3)
  • Introduction to Language & Linguistics (3)
Spring
  • Materials Evaluation & Preparation (3)
  • Practicum in TESOL (3)
Summer
  • Communicating Values through TESOL (1)
  • Bible Foundational (3)
Second Year
Fall
  • Structure of English (3)
  • Classroom Research in TESOL (3)
Spring
  • Intercultural Communication for Teachers (3)
  • Bible Elective (3)
Summer
  • Elective (2)
Third Year
Fall
  • Elective (2)
  • Language Testing & Assessment (3)
Spring
  • Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • Elective (2)
Summer
  • Portfolio (1) [or in the previous spring term]

Online 5-Year Plan

First Year
Fall
  • Introduction to TESOL (3)
Spring
  • Materials Evaluation & Preparation (3)
Summer
  • Communicating Values through TESOL (1)
Second Year
Fall
  • Introduction to Language & Linguistics (3)
Spring
  • Intercultural Communication for Teachers (3)
Summer
  • Elective (2)
Third Year
Fall
  • Structure of English (3)
Spring
  • Practicum in TESOL (3)
Summer
  • Bible Foundational (3)
Fourth Year
Fall
  • Classroom Research in TESOL (3)
Spring
  • Elective (2)
Summer
  • Bible Elective (3)
Fifth Year
Fall
  • Language Testing & Assessment (3)
Spring
  • Second Language Acquisition (3)
Summer
  • Elective (2)
  • Porfolio (1)
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