Graduate Credit

If you completed a graduate project for any of your S-TESL coursework, those credits may be transferred into Seattle Pacific University graduate programs. There is a six year deadline for transfer of credits from the start of the S-TESL program to the completion of the SPU graduate program. For information about graduate programs in The School of Education or in the College of Arts & Sciences, contact

Note: S-TESL credits earned with Seattle University may be applied to SPU graduate programs following the same six year timeline.

Alumni Listserv

Graduates of the School of Teaching ESL are invited to join our email discussion list. This list is a great way to keep in touch with the School of Teaching ESL. Graduates on the list frequently share information about employment throughout the world.

Graduates can ask questions and expect helpful response from colleagues on the list (including the School of Teaching ESL instructional staff). If you wish to join the list, send an email to Give your name (at the time of study) and approximate dates of study.

It is currently our policy to subscribe alumni when processing their certificate applications. If you are an alumni and believe you have not yet been subscribed, please contact us at to request subscription. When you are properly subscribed you will receive a welcome message from the list which includes instructions on how to post to the listserv.

If you need to access the listserv archives and don’t have your password, go here to enter your email address at the top and then press “Remind” at the bottom to have your password emailed directly to you.

S-TESL Facebook Group

Connect with other graduates in the S-TESL facebook group, S-TESL – it SWBAT it’s all about!. A perfect place to meet other S-TESL grads from around the world, and share and discuss your TESOL experiences. There are also job postings, volunteer opportunities, etc. stored here as files.

Graduate Employment Resources

If you want to get an idea of what kind of jobs are available in ESL/EFL, S-TESL has also compiled a list of Links & Resources that graduates should find useful, especially those looking for jobs overseas. For local jobs, you’ll find our alumni listserv and Facebook group useful. You’ll also want to use job search websites like Glass Door, Indeed, Simply Hired, and Craigslist. Tons of local organizations and colleges use these sites. It’s always a good idea to visit the website of the organization or institution you want to work for and look for a careers or jobs page.

Monthly Employment Seminar

The director gives a monthly employment seminar at the School of Teaching ESL. If you are a graduate (or near-graduate) of the School of Teaching ESL, call the office at 206-781-8607 or email to RSVP for an upcoming session.

The Employment seminar includes the following:

  • What kind of jobs exist in the world of TESOL and where to look for them.
  • What level of education (certification, degrees) is needed for various jobs.
  • How to write a great resume that will highlight your experience in light of the advertised job.
  • How to prepare a powerful professional portfolio to show and discuss during interviews.
  • Tips for preparing for interviews.

Employment seminars take place every fourth week of the 4-Week Intensive. If you are unable to attend a seminar, the employment seminar handout is available on the closed Facebook group for alumni (” S-TESL – it SWBAT it’s all about! “) or by emailing


Employment Seminars are always on Wednesdays from 9am-12pm, unless otherwise noted.

1. February 8th, 2017 2. March 15th, 2017
3. April 26th, 2017 4. June 7th, 2017
5. August 2nd, 2017 6. August 30th, 2017
7. October 4th, 2017 8. November 15th, 2017