About the USC Rossier School of Education
The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education (pronounced “ross-EAR”) is 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. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.
The USC Rossier School of Education 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.
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:
Our student body of more than 2,500 enrolled graduate students creates a remarkably diverse learning environment:
of USC Rossier students are first generation
|Two or more races||4%|
|Up to 24 years old||12%|