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General Requirements

Students enrolled in the TESOL Education major will have a broad exposure to the language acquisition process. In several of these courses, such as Theory in TESOL, Methods in TESOL, and Grammar for TESOL, students will gain experience tutoring and observing ESL students. In courses such as Methods in TESOL and Grammar for TESOL, students will demonstrate understanding of methodology by presenting simulated lessons.

Practicum in TESOL will usually be offered in the summer or during the regular semester only upon demand. It is only for students who have completed or are completing all other major area courses, and have at least a B average in all major area courses, with no grade lower than a C.


1. To implement basic counseling techniques that will be used to assist others during various stages and crises of life.
2. To develop the ability to integrate core concepts of psychology and counseling with biblical and theological teachings.

Note: These courses will prepare the student for graduate-level studies leading to a professional degree that is necessary for licensure within the state/s where he/she plans to practice counseling.

Complete Course List

Bible Core (30 hrs)

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Foundations of Faith
Theology of Holiness
Contemporary Issues in Holy Living
Bible Elective

General Education Core (45 hrs)

Christian Service Class
English Composition
Rhetoric and Research
History of Civilization I or II
Lifespan Development
Philosophical Studies
General Psychology
Public Speaking
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language
Historical Perspective Elective
Information Technology Elective
Literature Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective

TESOL Major (36 hrs)

Theory in TESOL
Methodology in TESOL
Descriptive Linguistics
English Grammar for TESOL
Curriculum & Assessment in TESOL
Language, Culture & Society
TESOL Practicum
Advanced Grammar and Composition
World Literature I
World Literature II
Foreign Language

Counseling Minor (18 hrs)

Introduction to Counseling
Theories & Techniques in Marriage Therapy
Crisis Intervention in Counseling
Intro to Group Counseling
Assessment in Counseling
Counseling Elective

Admission Requirements

Education: Graduation from high school is the basic requirement for entrance. It is recommended that high school graduates have successfully completed at least four units in English, three units in Science, three units in Mathematics and three units in Social Studies. Students graduating from A.C.E. and other nontraditional schools should have completed the requirements for a college entrance diploma.

Students, who have an equivalent of a high school education, may be admitted if they have successfully passed the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) test. Anyone presenting a G.E.D. must be at least 18 years of age and must have a minimum score of 410 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 450 on all five tests. (Total standard points required to pass = 2250)

Homeschooled students seeking admission to HSBC are required to submit official transcripts from reputable home school organizations documenting the completion of all academic work necessary for a high school diploma. If this is not possible, the student may be required to take the G.E.D. test.

Tests: All applicants are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT)with writingprior to being admitted to school. HSBC prefers the ACT. These tests are used for counseling and advising purposes.

Hobe Sound Bible College has been assigned the following test code numbers: The American College Test (ACT)5471. The CLEP5306 and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)5306.

Course Schedule

Year #1 (Fall Semester)

Orientation (NC)
Old Testament Survey (3)
Christian Service Class (3)
English Composition (3)
Foundations of Faith (3)
Methodology in TESOL (3)


Year #1 (Spring Semester)

New Testament Survey (3)
Rhetoric and Research (3)
General Psychology (3)
Public Speaking (3)
Theology of Holiness (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Fall Semester)

Pentateuch (3)
World Literature I (3)
History of Western Civ I (3)
Lifespan Development (3)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)

Year #2 (Spring Semester)

Gospels (3)
World Literature II (3)
Theory in TESOL (3)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)

Year #3 (Fall Semester)

Acts (3)
Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
Spanish Language & Culture I (3)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)

Year #3 (Spring Semester)

Romans (3)
Spanish Language & Culture II (3)
Descriptive Linguistics (3)
Language, Culture & Society (3)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Fall Semester)

Philosophical Studies (3)
Curriculum & Assessment in TESOL (2)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)

Year #4 (Spring Semester)

Contemporary Iss/Holy Living (1)
English Grammar for TESOL (3)
TESOL Practicum (3)
Minor Course (3)
Elective (3)

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