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Careers for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Academic adviser
  • Administrative staff director
  • Career and technical education teacher
  • College professor
  • Elementary, middle or high school teacher
  • Language arts tutor
  • Librarian
  • Social worker
  • Special education teacher

Job outlook data

Literacy teachers held around 77,500 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Growth in this field will occur as continued immigration to the United States creates a need for adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma programs. Many immigrants do not speak English and will want to improve their communication skills to help them find jobs in the United States. English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers will be needed to help these students gain the required skills.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of TESOL Certificate degree holders include:

  • Elementary, middle and high schools
  • Junior colleges
  • Other schools and instruction
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools


» Get information about Adelphi’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Certification Degree Program

» Get information about Adelphi’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA Non-Certification Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers.

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