If you’re ready to change lives as a K-12 teacher, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed to prepare you—and your students—for success. USC Rossier’s rigorous curriculum is fully integrated with preparation for a California Preliminary Teaching Credential in Multiple Subject (Elementary) or Single Subject (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies). With additional coursework, you can also pursue a Special Education Credential, Gifted Certificate, or Bilingual Authorization for Spanish Certificate. The MAT degree can be completed at the USC City Center campus in downtown Los Angeles or online.Apply Learn More
The MAT program requires a minimum of 28 units and can be completed full time in 15 months. MAT coursework will train you to use teaching theories, principles, and skill sets to make a difference in schools with diverse K-12 populations.
- Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy in Urban Schools
- Contexts for Educational Equity, Access, and Agency
- Blended Learning Experiences for Students in Urban Schools
Beginning with your first term and throughout the program, you will practice applying theories and instructional methods in a local urban or high-needs classroom while being mentored by an experienced guiding teacher.
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Anissa Fay – MAT – ‘11
I’ve had colleagues from Alaska, Texas, Hawaii and all walks of life. The diversity that we drew from, you just can’t replicate that.
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 a teacher.