USC Rossier School of Education Campus

About the USC Rossier School of Education

The USC Rossier School of Education (pronounced “ross-EAR”) is part of the University of Southern California, one of the world’s leading private research universities. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, USC offers students a rich urban environment in which to learn, as well as many international opportunities for research and study. At USC, students come from all 50 states and 110 countries, including more than 5,000 international students each academic year

At USC Rossier, we work to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. Learn more about our mission.


Our Programs

Classes in education at USC began in the 1890s. The Department of Education was established in 1909, and the School of Education was established in 1918. Over the past century, USC Rossier has grown to encompass:

5 doctoral degree programs

10 master’s degree programs

12  professional development programs

2  undergraduate minor programs



The University of Southern California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The USC Rossier School of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

All of USC Rossier’s K–12 credential programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

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Our Students

Our student body of more than 2,500 enrolled graduate students creates a remarkably diverse learning environment:


of USC Rossier students are first generation.

Commencement 2022: We are who we teach

usc race chart

The diversity of our student body reflects the diversity of Los Angeles.

Meet the future teachers of Los Angeles

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Our students range from those entering grad school after undergrad to working professionals.

With Veda Ramsay-Stamps MPA ’18 at the helm, the Crenshaw Family YMCA has become an essential community hub

Our Impact


Faculty are elected members of the National Academy of Education.

Gale M. Sinatra, USC Rossier professor, elected to the National Academy of Education


Alumni are currently superintendents in California.

Dean's Superintendents Advisory Group


USC Rossier established the first ever Master of Arts in Teaching online degree program.

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multidisciplinary research centers in the areas of educational psychology, higher education, K–12 educational policy and educational equity.

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USC Rossier faculty are among the American Enterprise Institute’s top 200 scholars influencing educational policy and practice.

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$20 million

Donated by alumni Barbara J. and Roger W. Rossier in 1998, which was at the time the largest gift to any school of education in the world.

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