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USC Rossier offers a range of programs designed for aspiring teachers, experienced educators and organizational leaders at various stages in their careers.

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Alumni are California K–12 district superintendents.

USC Rossier-trained educators are responsible for 1/3 of the state's schoolchildren.

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Faculty members among Education Week's top 200 scholars.

Pedro A. Noguera, Shaun Harper, Christopher Emdin, William Tierney, Estela Mara Bensiom, Morgan Polikoff and Julie Marsh named among nation's most influential education scholars.

Ranked by Education Week

91%

Of alumni say their USC Rossier education prepared them to be more effective in their career.

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News & Insight

Teaching the teachers: USC Rossier’s Artineh Samkian conducts workshops in research methodology for scholars in Armenia

USC Dornsife’s Institute of Armenian Studies partners with USC Rossier to offer the Research Methodology Workshop Series though the Institute’s Armenia-based USC Tacori Center.

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Dean Pedro A. Noguera joins education leaders in a call for action to reduce gun violence

Noguera calls for immediate government action to initiate scientifically-informed steps to reduce gun violence.

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Commencement 2022: We are who we teach

USC Rossier’s newest graduates bring optimism, determination and hope for a more equitable future.

A lasting legacy

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang named Fahmy Attallah Chair in Humanistic Psychology.

Featured Faculty

Building the foundation for economic opportunity

Michèle G. Turner BS ’81, EdD ’14 is blazing a path forward for diverse contracting at USC.

From Our Alumni

Rosalind Conerly, a USC Rossier alumnus, poses for a portrait at the Stanford campus where she now works.

“The diversity of folks in the EdD program allowed me to really open up my mind to other ways that I can use this degree.”

Rosalind Conerly EdD ’16

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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At City Heights Prep, Vargas intends to be “one of the many who carries the torch for USC Rossier’s mission and vision.”

Elias Vargas EdD ’17

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Danelle Go PASA '22 (Photo/Rebecca Aranda)

“I was drawn into the Trojan Family and how highly spirited and connected the community is. USC also has a robust list of resources, opportunities and services that supported my holistic experience.”

Danelle Go PASA ’22

Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs

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USC Rossier Research Centers

Led by world-class faculty, our eight research centers conduct cutting-edge research in several critical areas. The work of our centers is guided by a desire to positively impact educational policy and practice at all levels.

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Off Campus

Our Impact in Los Angeles

Investing and embedding our work in the needs of the community is central to our mission. USC Rossier is building on our rich history of community partnerships to use education as a force for positive change. The Spring/Summer 2022 issue of USC Rossier Magazine explores the wide and varied work—past, present and emerging—of the USC Rossier community in the areas near and around USC.

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Latest Announcements

Christopher Emdin to deliver USC Rossier’s 2022 keynote speech

Scholar, author and impassioned advocate of educational equity, whose innovative reimagining of schooling has included using hip-hop music and culture to transform science teaching, will deliver the keynote address at USC Rossier School of Education’s commencement in May.

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A banner year for faculty hires at USC Rossier

Dean Pedro A. Noguera welcomed six new faculty members for the fall 2021 semester, and many more new colleagues arrived on January 1, 2022 to join them.

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NAI teams up with USC Rossier for Summer School Math Academy

This summer, in partnership with USC Rossier, students enrolled in the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) will participate in the launch of the Summer School Math Academy for eighth graders transitioning to ninth grade.

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Annual education conference takes a deep dive into cultivating education equity

The 2022 American Educational Research Association (AERA) is heading to San Diego along with over five-dozen USC Rossier scholars who have prepared papers and presentations for the nation’s largest gathering of education researchers.

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