Careers: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Career Opportunities

Earning a Master of Education with the TESOL Endorsement Graduate Certificate creates additional opportunities for an educator’s career choices.  If you are considering a career in TESOL, you will find that the field is as rewarding as it is demanding. Teaching English as a second or foreign language requires skills beyond just knowing the language.

A TESOL educator’s primary duty is to work with non-native speakers to help them learn to speak, read, understand, and write in English. They may work in public or private schools, language academies, or teach private lessons out of their home or the homes of students.  TESOL teachers must be adaptable, creative, and sensitive to the cultural differences expected when working with students from different cultures. Sometimes, those who teach English as a second language (ESL) also act as mentors, advisors, and liaisons to students and families who are just getting established in a new environment.  In the public school system, ESL teachers may work with students of all grade levels (K-12), often pulling ESL students out of the regular classroom to a designated area, where they work with them in small groups or one-on-one to improve their English skills.

The demand for teachers is constant with a growing population of English language learners in U.S. classrooms and the academic demand at national and international levels.  Some of the opportunities for graduates with the TESOL Endorsement Graduate Certificate include:

  • Public and Higher Education
  • Nonprofits
  • Government
  • Private Tutor

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