ISTE: TESOL - Graduate

ISTE 501 - Introduction to TEFL Credits 3

The basics of teaching English as a foreign language. Includes an introduction to methods and techniques, teaching materials, grammar, and communicating values. Assignments include supervised observation and practice teaching. Notes: Does not count toward the department's graduate certificate or M.A. in TESOL. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 505 - Foundations of TESOL Credit 1

An introductory course orienting new online graduate students to requirements and expectations of the MA TESOL program, including key concepts and resources in TESOL, and helping students build community and plan their program. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 509 - Structure of English Credits 3

Study of the syntax of English in preparation for teaching non-native speakers. Theoretical insights taken from several approaches to grammar. Notes: May also be completed as a Field Studies course. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: Exam $100.

ISTE 511 - Structure of English — Challenge Credits 3

Students who have taken a course similar to ISTE 509 may petition the faculty to earn credit by means of a challenge exam and some additional coursework. Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: Exam $100.

ISTE 512 - Essentials of TESOL Credits 3

A practical course giving the skills and knowledge needed to gain foundational competence in teaching the English language. Includes methods and techniques, English pronunciation and grammar, teaching materials, culture and communicating values. Notes: Does not count toward the department's graduate certificate or M.A. in TESOL. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 525 - Introduction to TESOL—Adult Credits 3

An introduction to the field of TESOL at the post-secondary and adult levels dealing with learner needs, approaches to and methods of teaching, techniques for the four skills, lesson planning and classroom management. May also be completed as a Field Studies course. Notes: May be taken concurrently with other TESOL courses. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 526 - Introduction to TESOL — K–12 Credits 3

An introduction to the field of TESOL at the primary and secondary levels in U.S. multilingual classrooms. The role of the primary language, methods and techniques for teaching the four skills, and assessment are also covered. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 527 - Materials Evaluation and Preparation Credits 3

Principles of ESL/EFL materials design. Enables teachers to evaluate and adapt published materials, prepare their own materials, and use a variety of media, including video and computers. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 528 - Introduction to TESOL — Challenge Credits 3

Students who have taken a course similar to ISTE 525 may petition the faculty to earn credit by means of a challenge exam. Notes: May be taken concurrently with other TESOL courses. Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: Exam $100.

ISTE 530 - Ethics, Values, and Intercultural Communication for TESOL Professionals Credits 3

This course develops professionalism in ESOL teachers in three areas: effective intercultural communication, appropriate communication of different worldviews and values, and ethics for teachers in various contexts. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 580 - English: Past, Present and Future Credits 2-3

Historical and social survey of the development of the English language from a small tribal language to the widespread international language it is today. Possible future trends are also discussed. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 581 - Topics in TESOL Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken multiple times for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Readings in Language Learning Strategies; Teaching Pronunciation; TESOL and the Teaching of Literature; Readings in Cultural and Language Learning; Teaching EFL to Children. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 582 - Topics in TESOL Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken multiple times for credit with a different topic. Titles offered include: Readings in Language Learning Strategies; Teaching Pronunciation; TESOL and the Teaching of Literature; Readings in Cultural and Language Learning; Teaching EFL to Children. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 614 - Second Language Acquisition Credits 3

Examination of the various factors, especially individual, sociological, and psychological, which enter into the process of acquiring a second language. Includes discussion of learning strategies as well as autonomous learning inside and outside of the classroom. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 621 - Classroom Research in TESOL Credits 3

Introduction to classroom-based research, in-depth examination of various methods and techniques of TESOL, and introduction to teacher training and program administration. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 627 - Vocabulary Learning and Teaching Credits 1-3

Study of English vocabulary, how it is learned, and best taught to non-native speakers. Research and theory inform learning issues and teaching practices. Examination of relevant materials and resources further supports vocabulary learning and teaching. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 632 - Language Testing and Assessment Credits 3

Examination of theory and practice of standardized language tests along with teacher-developed assessment instruments for different language skill areas. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 635 - Technology for Language Learning and Teaching Credits 2-3

Exploration through reading, discussion, and hands-on experience of how technology can be creatively exploited as a teaching, learning and assessment tool to support language learning. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 644 - Discourse and Language Teaching Credits 3

Conversation analysis, the analysis of written texts, and discourse across cultures. Focus will be on discourse in the classroom and pedagogical applications. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 648 - Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing Credits 3

Exploration of effective pedagogy for teaching academic reading and writing at various levels in the ESL and EFL context. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 664 - English for Specific Purposes Credits 3

Exploration of issues involved in teaching English to specific groups of students, especially those in scientific, technical, and vocational fields. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 665 - Course Design in TESOL Credits 2-3

How to develop a language program and design a language course, including needs assessment, methodology choices, goals specifications and implementation issues. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 690 - Independent Study Credits 1-3

Individual work, directed reading, or special problems in TESOL. Such work must be done with the approval and supervision of a faculty professor of record. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 691 - Field Practicum in TESOL Credits 2-3

Intensive ESL/EFL classroom teaching in a field setting, typically as part of a supervised team working with a voluntary agency. Notes: Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level.

ISTE 692 - Practicum in TESOL II Credits 3

Extensive independent teaching in an ESL classroom under the general supervision of a master teacher, plus weekly group discussion of issues in language pedagogy. Credit for course may be earned, on the basis of some field-based situations, by portfolio assessment. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: Lab $150.

ISTE 693 - Portfolio Credit 1

Documentation of accomplishments in the area of teaching, research, and professional development. Details can be found in the ALT Handbook. Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 694 - Practicum in TESOL — Challenge Credits 3

Credit for course may be earned on the basis of some field-based situations by portfolio assessment (as detailed in the ALT Handbook). Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: $50.

ISTE 695 - Research Seminar Credit 1

Guidance in the development of a thesis or research paper. Students produce a preliminary thesis statement, proposal, outline, and working bibliography. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 696 - Research Paper Credit 1

A paper based on classroom research, literature review, or the design of a syllabus or appropriate teaching materials. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 695.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 699 - M.A. Thesis Credits 3

Research for and writing of an M.A. thesis. Students permitted to write a thesis will not be required to do a portfolio. Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISTE 695 or equivalent and consent of M.A. committee.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 714 - Second Language Acquisition Credits 3

Examination of the various factors, especially individual, sociological, and psychological, which enter into the process of acquiring a second language. Includes discussion of learning strategies as well as autonomous learning inside and outside of the classroom. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 721 - Classroom Research Credits 3

Introduction to classroom-based research, in-depth examination of various methods and techniques of TESOL, and introduction to teacher training and program administration. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 727 - Vocabulary Learning and Teaching Credits 1-3

Study of English vocabulary, how it is learned and best taught to non-native speakers. Research and theory inform learning issues and teaching practices. Examination of relevant materials and resources further supports vocabulary learning and teaching. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 732 - Language Testing and Assessment Credits 3

Examination of theory and practice of standardized language tests along with teacher-developed assessment instruments for different language skill areas. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 742 - Teaching Second Language Writing Credits 1-3

Investigation of the nature of second language writing and characteristics of second language writers. Exploration of effective pedagogy for teaching academic writing at various levels in the ESL and EFL context. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 744 - Discourse and Language Teaching Credits 3

Conversation analysis, the analysis of written texts, and discourse across cultures. Focus will be on discourse in the classroom and pedagogical applications. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 746 - Teaching Second Language Reading Credits 1-3

Study of theory and practice in second language reading. Exploration of effective pedagogy for teaching academic reading at various levels in the ESL and EFL context. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 765 - Course Design in TESOL Credits 3

How to develop a language program and design a language course, including needs assessment, methodology choices, goals specifications and implementation issues. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISTE 799 - Research Continuous Registration Credits 0

Students who are not registered for any other courses and who need extra time are required to register for this course each semester to maintain their degree status. Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Fee: $100.

ISTE 881 - Topics in TESOL Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Course may be taken twice for credit with a different topic. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Cook Sch Intercultural Studies; and Doctoral Level.

ISTE 882 - Topics in TESOL Credits 1-3

Topics are listed in the class schedule each semester. Courses may be taken twice for credit with a different topic. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.

ISTE 890 - Independent Study Credits 1-3

Individual work, directed reading, or special problems in applied linguistics. Such work must be done with the approval and supervision of a faculty professor of record. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ISTE 525.
Restrictions: Must be Doctoral Level.