Curriculum

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.

Foundational Credits

(May be taken concurrently with program courses)

CourseCredits
  Bible / Theology (Fall, Spring, Summer) 3

Core Courses

CourseCredits
ISTE 509 Structure of English (Fall — on campus and online) 3
ISTE 525 Introduction to TESOL — Adult (Fall — on campus and online) 3
ISTE 527 Materials Evaluation & Preparation (Spring — on campus and online) 3
ISTE 530 Ethics, Values & Intercultural Communicaton for TESOL Professionals (Spring — on campus, summer — online) 3
ISTE 614 Second Language Acquisition (Spring — online only) 3
ISTE 632 Language Testing and Assessment (Fall — online only) 3
ISTE 627 Vocabulary Learning & Teaching (Fall — online only) 3
ISTE 692 Practicum in TESOL II (Spring — on campus and online) 3
  Portfolio  
  Total 24

Electives

Students are required to take 3 credits of elective course in Bible or Theology and 6 credits of electives in TESOL or applied linguistics.

The following is a list of electives that are regularly offered:

Electives in Bible/Theology

The courses listed here count for either the foundational or program credits.

CourseCredits
  Perspectives on the World Christian Movement * 3
TTBE 517 Hermeneutics & Bible Study Methods (Fall, Spring, Summer) 3
TTBE 519 Survey of Genesis-Malachi (Fall, Spring, Summer) 3
TTBE 520 Survey of the Matthew-Revelation (Fall, Spring, Summer) 3
TTBE 732 The Life of Christ & His Teaching Ministry (Fall, Spring) 3

* "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement," taken for credit at the graduate level, counts for either the foundational or program units. For more information on where and when this class is offered, see perspectives.org.

Electives in TESOL

CourseCredits
ISTE 635 Technology for Language Learning & Teaching (Summer — online only) 
3
ISTE 648 Teaching Second Language Reading & Writing (Spring — online only)
3
ISTE 665 Course Design in TESOL (Fall — online only)
3

Electives in Applied Linguistics

CourseCredits
ISAL 521 Phonetics (Fall — on campus) 3
ISAL 529 Introduction to Semantics & Pragmatics (Spring — on campus) 3
ISAL 646 Sociolinguistics (Spring — on campus) 3
ISAL 648 Discourse & Text Analysis (Spring — on campus) 3
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