Graduates of our MA in TESOL and MA in Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) are finding successful careers as teachers, program directors, curriculum developers, assessment specialists, and teacher educators in the U.S. and around the world.

Alumni Careers

Learn more about our a few of our alumni below and you can also see a full list of where TESOL and Teaching Foreign Language alumni are working.

LaTesha Charbonnet Gonzales

LaTesha Charbonnet Gonzales

Current Employment: Director, Intensive English Program, University of New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)

First Job After Graduation: Instructor, University of New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Specialization: Language Program Administration

Institute Advantage: Working with Professor Kathi Bailey as an editorial assistant.

StoryAlumna Appointed Director of IELP, University of New Orleans

Don Hansen, TESOL graduate

Don Hansen

First Job After Graduation: Global Teaching Fellow Lecturer, Tokyo International University (Kawagoe, Japan)

Institute Advantage: My interaction with the Institute’s Center for Advising and Career Services was key to helping me find the right job. I was connected with Institute graduates who already worked at Tokyo International University (TIU) and who were well regarded there. Having graduated from the same school as they did really increased my job prospects.

Expertise: Linguistics, teaching, language assessment

Career Data

This information is compiled from surveys of the Classes of 2013–2017 and refers to the first job after graduation (unless otherwise stated).


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China; Colombia; Ecuador; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Japan; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; South Korea; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United States

Employment Status (One Year After Graduation, %)




While the majority of TESOL and TFL graduates go into education, our alumni also work in the following industries: 

  • Development (international, economic, community)
  • Language Services


In addition to working in teaching and training roles, our alumni also work in jobs where their primary function is administration and operations/project management.

Select Employers

  • Arizona State University
  • Boston University
  • Keiai Elementary School
  • Sulaymaniyah University
  • U.S. English Language Fellow Program
  • Education First
  • Fulbright Taiwan: Foundation for Scholarly Exchange


Summer 2017 and Summer 2018

Secured Opportunity: 100%
Locations: Switzerland, Taiwan, United States

Select Internship Employers

  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Camp Hokulea
  • Concordia Language Village 
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS)
  • Education First
  • GEOS
  • Leysin American School Summer
  • St. Johnsbury Academy
  • VIA

Select Internship Position Titles

  • Activity Guide and ESL Tutor
  • American Culture Experience Program Coordinator
  • Arabic Tutor
  • Chinese Tutor and Activity Coordinator
  • Credit Teacher/Leadership Staff
  • ELL Summer Intern: Speaking Team
  • English Instructor 
  • English Language Teacher/Tutor
  • ESL Instructor
  • ESL Programs Adjunct English Instructor
  • ESL Teacher
  • Teacher