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Change Lives in California and Across the Globe

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Our Students  

Students in the MEd in TESOL, Literacy and Culture include current and aspiring teachers from all over the world. Some of our students have already taught English to speakers of other languages, while others are seeking to enter the profession.

View our student profiles or read on to learn more about our students.

Our Alumni

Graduates of this program go on to teach English to speakers of other languages in English language academies, community colleges, and other adult education settings in the U.S. and abroad. Some alumni who already hold elementary and secondary teaching credentials teach in PK-12 schools in the U.S. Our alumni have also gone on to doctoral programs in linguistics or other disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to teach a variety of countries including:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Panama

Alumni Jobs

The following list includes examples of schools and colleges in which our alumni teach or have taught:

  • International School of Macaé, Rio de Janero, Brazil
  • International School of Panama
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Adult ESL Program
  • America's Finest Charter School (AFCS) in San Diego, CA
  • Valle Lindo Elementary School
  • Mira Costa Community College
  • The English Language Institute at the University of California, San Diego
  • Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) Public Charter School in Washington, DC
  • California Baptist University
  • North Virginia Community College
  • Education First (EF) Language School
  • The English Language Academy at the University of San Diego
  • Guajome Park Academic Charter School
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • International English Academy in Redondo Beach, CA
  • Parkway Middle School
  • San Diego Christian College
  • Macau University

Employer Perspective

"As the Academic Coordinator of the English Language Academy, a rigorous English language program at USD, I am always looking for outstanding instructors. Fortunately, I haven't had to look farther than the graduates of the Masters Program in Culture, Literacy, and TESOL. Currently, three of the 12 instructors on staff at the English Language Academy are graduates of this program; and in our summer program, over half of the instructors are SOLES graduates. The program's dual focus on theory and practical teaching skills has produced professionals with the passion and knowledge to make a real difference in the lives of our students."  - Deborah Sundmacher, Academic Coordinator, USD English Language Academy
Job Title
San Diego City Schools
Sales Executive, School Tours of America
Guajome Park Academic Charter School
Coalinga Junior High School
Trainig Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs
Elementary School Teacher, Capistrano Unified School District
Teacher, English Language Arts, Cambridge Upper Street School
Santa Fe Public Schools
Special Education Teacher, Clark County School District
ESL Instructor, International English Academy