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MA TESOL programs, post-pandemic: Prospects for students and universities

About this event

How are MA TESOL programs emerging from the pandemic? Are they providing enhanced/hybrid learning environments for students while keeping the degree relevant for an evolving job market?

Join a panel of university admissions professionals and moderator Ian Wright, Director of BridgeUniverse, to discuss the challenges and prospects MA TESOL students and graduates face in a post-pandemic world. Our discussion will be followed by at least 20 minutes of questions and comments from our global audience.

This live panel builds on the BridgeUniverse article: Is Getting a Master’s in TESOL Worth It?


Shoshannah Hernandez serves as the Director of the Institute for TESOL Studies and Assistant Professor of Education at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana. She manages the university’s TESOL certification and master’s degree programs, teaches several courses in undergraduate and graduate Education and TESOL programs, and serves local schools with English language teaching professional development and coaching. Before her work in Huntington, Hernandez taught EFL in Asia, ESL in university-level IEPs in the U.S., and led several international teacher training programs.

Tammy Boyer is Assistant Director of Strategic Partner Development for the American College of Education (ACE) and was previously a K-12 educator and administrator. She holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from American College of Education where she is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Leadership. Boyer oversees the development of strategic partners, working with organizations like Bridge to provide credit transfer pathways for individuals pursuing continuing education through programs at ACE.

Meghan McMillan is the Graduate Programs Outreach Manager & University Relations Manager at SIT, the School for International Training. McMillan has been with SIT Graduate Institute since 2019. She holds an MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a BA in Communication Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College. Her international experience includes a semester at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia; teaching English in rural Thailand; and a two-week SIT field course in Barbados and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. McMillan uses her diverse background of international experience to assist in the growth and visibility of SIT’s graduate programs.

Ian Wright is the inaugural Director of BridgeUniverse, Bridge Education Group’s media, research and news division. Wright spearheads efforts to fill the gap in the understanding of trends and opportunities in the rapidly growing English Language Teaching (ELT) industry. He brings over 20 years of education industry knowledge, university leadership, and consulting experience in international education and student enrollment management, including Director of International Admissions at LIU Post, Director of Partnerships at World Education Services (WES), and University Relations Manager for Prodigy Finance.

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    Ian Wright Director, BridgeUniverse @ Bridge Education Group

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    Tammy Boyer AD of Strategic Partner Development @ American College of Education

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    Shoshannah Hernandez Director of the Institute for TESOL Studies and Assistant Professor of Education @ Huntington University

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    Meghan McMillan Graduate Programs Outreach Manager & University Relations Manager @ School for International Training


With over 35 years in the language-education field, Bridge Education Group empowers a global community of English teachers at all stages of their careers. Our continually growing portfolio of TEFL/TESOL certification programs provides teachers with internationally-recognized credentials.