The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
the facets of what makes for effective leadership in
student ministries, and methods of administrating a
student ministry program.
ESL303 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
This course is a survey of the linguistic principles
of morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics,
phonetics, phonology, and sociolinguistics. Students
will develop the basic skills needed for the linguistic
analysis of languages.
ESL311 Introduction to TESOL (3)
This course is designed to introduce students to the
foundations of Teaching English to Speakers of
Other Languages (TESOL) in the United States and
abroad. Language learning theory, teaching history
and methodology, lesson planning, and curriculum
evaluation will be explored. Classroom observation
and participation with ESL language students and
teachers will be included.
ESL322 Methodology (3)
This practical course will give attention to the skills
of teaching, speaking, listening, reading, and writing
to novice, intermediate, and advanced students. It will
include theoretical foundations, activity design and
delivery, practice teaching in the learning classroom,
ESL classroom observation, and participation with
ESL351 Language Acquisition (3)
This course will explore the practical and theoretical
structures of language. Attention will be given to the
first and second language acquisition as they apply
to English language teachers.
ESL492 Practicum (3)
Students will be guided to locate a teaching setting,
assess needs, and design materials as needed for the
setting. The student will then complete 70-80 hours
of ESL classroom teaching within 6-7 weeks with an
acceptable degree of success. All ESL required classes
must be completed prior to the teaching experience.
Israel Bible EXtension
The Israel Bible EXtension program, called “IBEX,”
is The Master’s College (TMC) extension program
in Israel. The IBEX program provides a unique
laboratory experience, studying the Bible in the
Land of the Bible. This semester abroad program
consists of 13-16 credits and is crafted to meet select
general education requirements. In addition to the
semester-abroad program, other short term programs
are available (see Cooperative Programs for details).
Students must apply for the IBEX program and space
is limited. Participants should apply early in their
college program, maintain a college GPA of 2.9 or
higher, and have completed Old Testament Survey I
(B100) or a college-level equivalent, and meet medical
and physical requirements. Students should consult
with their academic advisor regarding feasibility of
the IBEX program with their selected major.
Our extension campus is in the Jerusalem vicinity.
Facilities include dormitory, cafeteria, library, and
lecture hall. Wireless access is available at the IBEX
The price for a semester in Israel (including tuition,
full board and field trip expenses) is the same as that
of a TMC student living on the California campus.
Students are charged for airfare.
IBEX is a full semester
abroad program, which provides a quality
educational opportunity for students who
wish to enhance their knowledge of the
geographical, historical, archaeological, and
cultural understanding of the land of Israel,
both ancient and modern. Classroom lectures
are integrated with frequent field trips; together,
these expose the student to the land and to every
period of the history of the people of that land.
The student’s educational experience, as well
as his/her personal maturation, is significantly
enhanced by the cross-cultural experience that
the semester-abroad program provides.