Events

Learn more about USC Rossier by attending one of our informative and engaging events. View the upcoming schedule and RSVP today.

USC Rossier Master's Programs Application Tips Webinar

Join the admissions team at USC Rossier for a webinar session to learn how to prepare your application for the Master's programs including:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Single and Multiple Subject (MAT)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC)
  • Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy online (EMP online),
  • Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology online (LDT online),
  • Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA)
  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

We will cover what our admissions committee is looking for, how to best prepare your application, frequently asked questions, choosing your references, and how to best represent yourself in your application!

Online

Master of Marriage Family Therapy (MFT) Mock Class

Join us for a simulated class in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. This will allow you to observe the dynamic and culture of the program through this engaging experience.

USC University Club at King Stoops Hall (EDL)

Master of Education in Learning, Design and Technology online (LDT online) Webinar

Learn more about the USC Rossier Master of Education in Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) program, designed to prepare students who want to start or advance careers in traditional or non-traditional settings in educational program design, online learning, corporate training, performance assessment, instructional design and evaluation, and the management of educational programs. This webinar will discuss:

  • Program Structure
  • Curriculum and learning outcomes
  • Career Tracks
  • How to Apply
Online

Master of Marriage Family Therapy (MFT) Webinar

Learn more about the USC Rossier Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program prepares students for careers as counselors in clinics, healthcare centers, schools, and private practice. Program graduates who fulfill the additional state-mandated requirements are eligible for the State of California’s Marriage and Family Therapy license. The webinar will discuss:

  • Program Structure
  • Curriculum and learning outcomes
  • Field Placement
  • Career Tracks
  • How to Apply
Online

Rossier on the Road - Seattle Dinner

Join USC Rossier alumni and current students for a casual dinner with Dean Karen Symms Gallagher. This will be a great chance to meet other Rossier Trojans in Seattle and hear some of the latest developments from campus. RSVP by September 10

Tulio Restaurant

PhD in Urban Education Policy (PhD) Webinar

Learn more about the USC Rossier PhD program designed for aspiring researchers and scholars who are passionate about equity in education. The webinar will cover topics such as the curriculum, research assistantship and application process.

Online

Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy (EMP) Reception at NACAC

Join the creator of the EMP program and faculty lead, Dr. Jerome Lucido, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Rossier Strategic Enrollment Services, Tabitha Courtney, admission representative and current student, Liana Hsu, along with notable EMP faculty and current students to learn more about the program over cocktails on Friday night of the NACAC Conference! Fight On! 

Reception will be hosted at Sway Restaurant from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

Sway Hyatt Regency Louisville

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT-TESOL/WMLT) Webinar

Learn more about USC Rossier Master's programs in teaching, we will be discussing:

Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT-TESOL)
Masters in World Language Teaching (WMLT)
Both of these programs are designed for aspiring teachers who are passionate about becoming effective language instructors. This webinar will cover topics such as:

  • Program structure
  • Curriculum and learning outcomes
  • Credential offerings
  • How to apply
Online

Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) Webinar

Learn more about the Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) program.

This webinar will provide an overview of the expected career outcomes from the program, what it’s like to be a USC Rossier student, the curriculum and opportunities as a graduate student including graduate assistantships. Faculty and your admission representative will share their perspective on the program and its benefits.

We hope to see you there!

Online

Higher Education Prospective Student Day (EC, EMP, PASA)

Join us on Higher Education Prospective Student Day which will provide prospective students with the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a student at USC Rossier and understand which program are best aligned with your career goals.

Attendees will tour campus, participate in a simulated class, and network with future classmates, current students, alumni and faculty. We look forward to seeing you there!

Waite Phillips Hall (WPH)

Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Dana Miller-Cotto

Dr. Miller-Cotto's research applies a psychological, ecological systems theory perspective to math and science achievement. She aims to understand the associations among antecedent factors (e.g. SES, race) and opportunities (e.g., classroom instruction, home and child care experiences,) factors that shape children’s readiness in math and science. As a result, her research focuses on two strands. The first strand focuses on determining early predictors of student readiness in math and science. The second strand focuses on evaluating classroom instructional practices based on learning principles in cognitive psychology and how they can promote or inhibit math and science learning.

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)

Martin Carnoy: The Uneasy Relation between International Testing and Comparative Education Research

In today’s world of international testing and country league tables, nations with high scoring students are held up as exemplars of great educational systems to be emulated by others. Is this a valid way to compare educational system quality? Is the problem international testing or poor quality comparative education research? Are there ways to use test data to gain better insights into how nations educate their children, and what this implies for national development the future of culture and education in the 21st century? In his discussion of these issues, Professor Carnoy will draw on his new book—The Transformation of Comparative Education: Fifty Years of Theory Building at Stanford, which traces the various underlying conceptualizations for understanding education and educational change internationally and intra-nationally.

Waite Phillips Hall (WPH)

USC Rossier School of Education Los Angeles All Programs Mixer

Learn more about the USC Rossier School of Education's Master and Doctoral Programs.

USC Rossier is dedicated to developing change agents in the study and practice of urban education. We encourage you to attend our mixer which will provide you the opportunity to speak with admissions representatives, faculty, current students and alumni from our programs.

Food and refreshments will be served.

USC University Club at King Stoops Hall (EDL)

Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

UPC Campus

USC Rossier Homecoming Picnic

Join USC ROSSIER at our annual HOMECOMING PICNIC
Saturday, October 19 | 3 hours before kickoff

The exact campus location will be updated in October.

Purchase ticket(s) by October 4. Tickets sell out early every year!
Football game tickets not included

*Refunds will not be issued after October 15 at noon.
Questions? Please contact rossier.events@usc.edu or call 213.740.9559

USC Campus

Sidney D'Mello Guest Lecture

Dr. D'Mello's research is in the fields of affective and attentional computing, multimodal interaction, speech and discourse processing, and intelligent learning environments. His team conducts basic research on affective and cognitive states (e.g., confusion, boredom, mind wandering) across a range of interaction contexts, develops real-time computational models of these states, and integrates the models in affect- and attention- aware intelligent technologies. Their research uses a range of techniques such as eye tracking, speech recognition, physiological sensing, computer vision, nonlinear time series analyses, discourse modeling, and machine learning. Interaction contexts include intelligent learning environments, educational games, collaborative problem solving, classroom discourse, text, scene, and film comprehension. Data is collected in the lab, online, and in schools.

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Spotlight USC: USC Rossier School of Education Partnership with USC Graduate Admissions

Join us on a special day in partnership with the USC Office of Graduate Admissions!

Start the day off with the USC Office of Graduate Admissions by learning about learning application tips, take a tour of the USC campus, and sign-up for one-on-one consultations with the admission representative of your program at USC Rossier School of Education!

Please sign-up for the main tour here https://gradadm.usc.edu/explore/learn-about-usc/on-campus-programs/ and your one-one-one consultations here https://rossier.usc.edu/visit/.

Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC)

Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Constance Lindsay

Constance A. Lindsay is a research associate at the Urban Institute, where she studies K–12 education policies. Lindsay earned a doctorate in human development and social policy from Northwestern University, where she was an Institute of Education Sciences’ predoctoral fellow. Since leaving Northwestern, Lindsay has worked in education policy in various contexts, applying her research training in traditional studies and in creating and evaluating new systems and policies regarding teachers. Lindsay’s areas of expertise include teacher quality and diversity, analyzing and closing racial achievement gaps, and adolescent development.

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)

Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Niral Shah

Niral Shah’s research focuses on equity and implicit bias in STEM education. Although mathematics is often seen as “neutral” and “race-free,” Shah’s research shows that math classrooms are highly racialized spaces. Through classroom observations and student interviews, he studies how false racial narratives (e.g., “Asians are good at math”) affect classroom interaction and serve to position students as more or less capable of learning math. Shah also studies how perceptions of status affect student learning in elementary computer science. Currently, he is collaborating with STEM teachers to reflect on how implicit bias affects their students’ opportunities to learn. To support this work, Shah has co-developed an equity-focused classroom observation tool called EQUIP.

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)

Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

UPC Campus

Rossier on the Road - San Francisco

Join USC Rossier alumni and current students for our annual Rossier on the Road reception during the USC-Cal weekender. Hear Dean Karen Symms Gallagher share the latest news and developments from campus.

RSVP by October 30

John's Grill

Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Cheryl E. Matias

Dr. Cheryl E. Matias is an Associate Professor in the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver. She earned her doctorate at UCLA with an emphasis in race and ethnic studies in education. She is the author of book Feeling White and delivers national talks and workshops on whiteness, racial justice, and diversity. She is a motherscholar of three, including boy-girl twins, an avid Lakers fan, and Bachata ballroom dancer.

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)

Oded Gurantz Guest Lecture

Gurantz's research focuses on gaps in college enrollment and completion between students from historically underserved groups and their more privileged peers. With a background in economics and education policy, he uses quantitative research methods, primarily quasi-experimental and experimental designs, to examine programs and policies that are both effective and efficient in ameliorating educational disparities. A key component of Oded’s research agenda is the development of long-term, collaborative partnerships with educational and government agencies. This approach helps his findings address not just theoretical questions in the literature but ensures that the results are relevant to current public policy debates and well-positioned to lead to actionable change.

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD)

Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

UPC Campus

Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

UPC Campus

Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Denisa Gandara

Dr. Denisa Gandara is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Georgia. Her research agenda broadly explores higher education policy formulation processes and impacts, especially on populations traditionally underserved in higher education. Her work appears in The Journal of Higher EducationResearch in Higher Education, and Review of Higher Education, and she is a co-author of the book Outcomes Based Funding and Race in Higher Education: Can Equity be Bought? Dr. Gándara is the recipient of an AERA Research Grant and a dissertation fellowship from the Ford Foundation and the National Academies of Sciences.

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Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

UPC Campus

Amalia Dache-Gerbino

Dr. Dache-Gerbino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. Her experiences as a former Cuban refugee and student traversing U.S. educational systems, such as urban K-12 schools, community college, state college and a private research intensive university inform her research and professional experiences. Her major research areas include the postcolonial geographic contexts of higher education, racial justice movements and the college access experiences of African diasporic students and communities. Dr. Dache-Gerbino was awarded the University of Missouri’s NAACP 2018 Frankie M. Freeman Faculty of the year which followed her national recognition in 2014, as the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Bobby Wright Dissertation of the year award recipient.

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Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

UPC Campus

Rossier Scholars of Color Lecture Series: Nolan Cabrera

Dr. Nolan Cabrera is an Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. He studies the racial dynamics on college campuses, with a particular focus on Whiteness, and was the only academic featured in the MTV documentary White People. Dr. Cabrera is also involved in the controversary surrounding the Tucson Unified School District's former Mexican American Studies program. He is a recipient of the prestigious education early career award, the Spencer/National Academy of Education postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Cabrera's publications have appeared in the leading education and higher education journals such as American Educational Research Journal, Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Research in Higher Education, and his work has been used extensively in education, policy, and legal environments. Dr. Cabrera is a UA College of Education Erasmus Scholar, Emerging Scholar for the American College Personnel Association, Faculty Affiliate with UT Austin's Project M.A.L.E.S., and Faculty Fellow for the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education.

Waite Phillips Hall (WPH)

Racial Equity Leadership Academy

Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) is a new program designed by the USC Race and Equity Center for our campus.  RELA is crafted for staff, faculty, and administrators who want to become race-conscious and equity-minded practitioners with the capacity to intentionally and strategically transform their departments, schools, and divisions. 

UPC Campus