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

Mary Njeri Njuguna MATESOL ’20

Mary Njeri Njuguna

Current Employment: English and Social Studies Teacher, International School of Choueifat (Cairo, Egypt)

Institute Advantage: I remained proactive by conducting a number of informational interviews with MIIS alumni who were working in K–12 to see if this career path was suitable for me. I also received Immersive Professional Learning Funding from MIIS to support earning my teaching credential, which is a requirement to teach in K–12.

Story: How I Got Hired

One Year After Graduation

Many of our alumni are in rewarding careers around the world; scroll down to see where they are and what they are doing within 12 months of graduation.

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China; Colombia; Ecuador; Indonesia; Japan; Kazakhstan; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; South Korea; Ukraine; United States


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

  • Language Services
  • Technology / Science

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


Select Employers
  • Applied Materials
  • Arizona State University
  • Bay View Academy Charter School
  • Baylor School
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Cascadia College
  • Christian Academy of Louisville
  • Community College of Qatar
  • CSU Monterey Bay
  • Cuerpo de Paz-Peace Corps
  • Defense Language Institute
  • Department of State
  • Education First
  • ELS Language Centers
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Expert Education and Training, LLC
  • Hartnell College
  • Inlignua
  • International Center for Language Studies
  • JCPS Adult Education
  • Keiai Elementary School
  • King Saud University
  • Luminus Language Solutions
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Massachusetts International Academy 
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • Mount Pisgah Christian School
  • Nazarbayev University
  • Oakwood School 
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
  • Prince Sultan University
  • RL Stevenson School
  • Salinas Unified High School District
  • San Marcos Independent School District 
  • Savannah College of Art and Design 
  • Skagit Valley College
  • Southwest University
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
  • Stevenson School
  • Summit Public School Shasta 
  • Texas Military Institute
  • Universidad del Norte


Select Positions
  • EAP Teaching Fellow
  • Emergency Response Team Support Specialist
  • ESL Trainer
  • German Teacher & Global Experience Coordinator
  • Middle and Upper School ELL Instructor
  • Professor
  • Teacher
  • Teen Specialist 



Summer 2019

Secured Opportunity: 93%

Locations: India, Morocco, Thailand, South Korea, United States

Select Internship Employers

  • Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco
  • Ban Wiang Phan School
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Education First
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies
    • Intensive English Programs
    • Summer Intensive Language Program

Select Internship Position Titles

  • Activities Manager
  • Adjunct Instructor and Program Coordinator 
  • Center Manager
  • Chinese Tutor / Activity Coordinator
  • English Teacher / Conversational English Language Curriculum Developer
  • English-as-a-Second-Language Volunteer Teacher / Bootcamp Instructor
  • Junior Teacher
  • Teacher of Academic Writing 

Past Internships

Years: 2017, 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