ESC careers

Graduates of the English Studies and Communication M.A. program have worked as professional writers, in business, non-profit, and humanitarian work, and in k-12 settings and in universities in the U.S. and internationally.  Please see our TESOL careers page for additional placements by ESC graduates with the TESOL certificate.

Language Schools and Adult Education, U.S.

  • Interlink Language Centers
  • Valparaiso and Portage, Indiana Adult Learning Centers
  • GED preparation, Westville Penitentiary

K-12 schools

  • Valparaiso Community, Union Township, Hebron, and Portage, Indiana schools
  • Lighthouse Academy, Gary, Indiana
  • Grant Park High School, Illinois
  • Kaminoyama City Board of Education, Yamagata, Japan
  • Chenghan International High School, Shenzhen, China

International and language programs outside the U.S.

  • AMIDEAST, U.S. Embassy, Yemen
  • Foreign Language School, Luqiao, Zhejiang Province, China

Humanitarian, government, and intergovernmental programs

  • Norwegian Refugee Council
  • International Organization for Migration, Kurdistan
  • USAID, Kurdistan
  • Calumet Area Humane Society

U.S. colleges and universities

  • Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis
  • St. Francis University, Pennsylvania
  • Lake Michigan College, Michigan
  • University of Indiana – Bloomington

Universities outside the U.S.

  • Bunkyo English Communication Center, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
  • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China
  • Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
  • Taiz University, Yemen

Students who have completed the M.A. in English Studies and Communication have also pursued further study in doctoral programs in English literature, Education, Linguistics, and TESOL and Composition, including in the following:

  • English, University of Mississippi
  • Language Acquisition, Curriculum and Assessment, Kansas State University
  • TESOL and Composition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Educational Studies, Ball State University, Indiana
  • Leadership Studies, Lewis University, Illinois
  • EDD TESOL, Exeter University, UK