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 Career Profiles

Learn more about a few of our alumni below and you can also see a longer 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.

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

Check out more profiles on our education and culture career insights blog.

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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Data sources and terminology

Location (Employed or Continuing Education)

China; Japan; Kazakhstan; South Korea; Türkiye; United States


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

  • Technology / Science
  • Other

Select Employers

  • Applied Materials
  • Arab American Language Institute in Morocco
  • Baylor School
  • Bilkent University
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Branksome Hall Asia
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Defense Language Institute
  • Gavilan College
  • Inlingua
  • International Christian University
  • International School of Monterey
  • Learning Lab
  • Mount Pisgah Christian School
  • Nazarbayev University
  • Salinas Adult School
  • Salinas Union High School District
  • Savannah College of Art and Design 
  • Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Shanghai Educational Publishing House
  • Shantou University
  • Stevenson School
  • Team Talent LLC
  • Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School


In addition to working in teaching and training roles, our alumni also work in jobs with the following primary functions:

  • Advising / Counseling
  • Other

Select Positions

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Chinese Teacher
  • EAP Teaching Fellow
  • Emergency Response Team Support Specialist
  • English Editor
  • English Instructor 
  • English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies Teacher
  • ESL Teacher 
  • ESL Trainer
  • German Teacher & Global Experience Coordinator
  • Instructor of French
  • Lecturer
  • Middle and Upper School ELL Instructor
  • Professor
  • Spanish Teacher Upper Division 
  • Teacher
  • Teen Specialist 
  • World Language Teacher


Summer 2019–2021

Secured Opportunity: 67% (several opportunities canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Locations: India, Morocco, Thailand, United States

Select Internship Employers

  • Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco
  • Ban Wiang Phan School
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Education First
  • Middlebury Institute (Language Programs)

Select Internship Position Titles

  • Adjunct Instructor and Program Coordinator 
  • Chinese Tutor / Activity Coordinator
  • English Teacher / Conversational English Language Curriculum Developer
  • Junior Teacher
  • New Student Cohort Coordinator
  • Oral English Tutor
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teacher of Academic Writing