Helpful Career Resources for TESOL Professionals

A master’s degree in TESOL opens the door to a world of career possibilities – literally. Depending on your education and certification level, possibilities range from teaching at schools and colleges in the U.S. to faith-based organizations around the world – even the State Department.

“The location of the jobs is equally mixed between stateside and programs outside of the United States seeking teachers,” said Dr. Bonita Miller, TESOL Program Director. “There are also many jobs posted through the State Department, which actively seeks TESOL candidates to teach abroad under their programs.”

The International Educator (TIE)

TIE is a nonprofit organization committed to matching educators with international schools around the world. On the TIE website, you can post your resume, search job openings and get involved with others within the TESOL community.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Based out of Washington, D.C., The Chronicle is a great source of job information for college and university faculty members and administrators. A quick TESOL search here brings up pages and pages of TESOL opportunities.

The U.S. Department of State

The State Department provides educational assistance to more than 150 schools overseas. Download the World Fact Sheet here, or go to for more information on career possibilities overseas.

If you haven’t yet earned your Master of Arts in TESOL, check out Spring Arbor University’s online program, which can be completed in as few as 24 months.