Offered by one of the world’s leading private research universities, the Master of Arts in the Teaching—Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT–TESOL) program will prepare you to teach English and other languages to a variety of learners in both domestic and international settings. By completing additional requirements, you may also pursue a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in the areas English Language Development or World Language (the World Language credential is available on campus only). The MAT–TESOL degree can be completed at the USC City Center campus in downtown Los Angeles or online.
The MAT‒TESOL program requires a minimum of 24 units and can be completed full time in 15 months. MAT–TESOL coursework combines tested learning theories and current research with a strong fieldwork component and opportunities to practice teaching in the classroom.
- Social Foundations of Language Education
- Technology Enhanced Language Instruction Design and Practice
- Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Language Learners
MAT‒TESOL coursework integrates opportunities to apply theories and practical instructional strategies in live practice settings throughout the program. For those seeking a credential, additional student teaching will be completed in a local school classroom under the mentorship of a guiding teacher.
People are saying
Wenjia Meng, MAT-TESOL ’16
“The TESOL program at USC is fascinating and creative. I especially liked the English Language Learning Design, Teaching and Technology course, and the fieldwork placements at actual schools. The unique experience of teaching Mandarin to native students via the online system left a deep impression.”
The Admissions Committee seeks students whose academic background, professional goals, personal commitment, and communication skills meet the demands of the program and show promise for a successful career as an educator.