Learn more about USC Rossier by attending one of our informative and engaging events. All events are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) time unless otherwise noted.
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 (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), and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). We will cover what our admission committee is looks for, how to best prepare your application, frequently asked questions, choosing your references, and how to best represent yourself in your application.
Join USC Rossier Dean Pedro A. Noguera and a panel of policy experts and school superintendents for an interactive conversation. The pandemic and the controversies that have arisen since schools opened in the fall have called upon education leaders to be creative and resourceful as they figure out how to respond to the challenges they face. This webinar will feature leaders and policy experts with valuable insights into leading during periods of crisis.
• Pedro A. Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier
• Patricia Burch, Professor of Education, USC Rossier
• Paul Gothold, Superintendent of Schools, San Diego County
• Janice Jackson, CEO, HOPE Chicago; former CEO, Chicago Public Schools
• Robert Nelson, Superintendent, Fresno Unified School District
Learn more about the USC Rossier Master of Education in Learning, Design and Technology online (LDT online) 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.
Come learn how the Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) program will prepare you for a variety of professional roles in higher education administration and student affairs. This webinar will provide an overview of the expected career outcomes, the student experience, the curriculum, opportunities as a graduate student (including graduate assistantships) and how to submit a competitive application.
Learn more about USC Rossier Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT-TESOL) program. The MAT-TESOL program is designed for aspiring teachers who are passionate about becoming effective language instructors.
This webinar will cover topics such as:
-Curriculum and learning outcomes
Become a leader in enrollment management with the Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy online (EMP online) program. Designed for aspiring and current enrollment professionals, the EMP online empowers you with formal training across a range of relevant topics in admissions, recruitment, financial aid, student retention and strategic planning at colleges and universities. This webinar will be led by Jerry Lucido, PhD, faculty lead and founder of the program, and will discuss career outcomes, expectations, curriculum and how to submit a competitive application.
Learn more about the Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) program. This webinar will provide an overview of the expected career outcomes, the student experience, curriculum, opportunities as a graduate student and how to submit a competitive application.
Learn more about the Teacher Preparation Residency, a teacher preparation program in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Join us as we discuss the residency scholarship, living stipend, and other program requirements and opportunities.
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online (EDL online) Webinar
Join us to learn more about USC Rossier’s commitment to advancing educational equity and how the Doctor of Education in the Educational Leadership (EDL) program can help you advance your career and become a more critically conscious leader in education. This information session will provide details on the program, concentrations and application process.
The Global Executive Ed.D. program is a unique hybrid doctoral program designed for experienced leaders to complete in 25 months. This information session, which is geared towards applicants in Asia, is a great opportunity to hear about the program’s structure, application process, overseas travel schedule, and more.
Situated at the intersections of educational anthropology, critical pedagogy, bilingual education, and Chicana/Latina feminisms, Dr. Cervantes-Soon's work examines the interplay of sociocultural factors including race, class, gender, language, and citizenship/immigrant constructs in her analyses of educational contexts. Through community engaged and critical ethnographic approaches, her research captures the relationships between the localized, nuanced, and grounded perspectives and the larger global, ideological, geopolitical, and economic forces shaping contexts and practices. Dr. Cervantes-Soon's work seeks to recognize the intersectional identities and subaltern knowledges that are often ignored by dominant discourses about minoritized and border/transborder communities. Her research focuses on two broad areas of inquiry: 1) Equity and social justice in bilingual education, and 2) Borderlands/transborder Mexicana/Latina youth literacies and critical pedagogies.
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Nelson Flores began his career as an ESL teacher in Philadelphia and New York City public schools. Many of his students were categorized as “Long Term English Learners” who had been officially designated as English Learners for seven or more years. The disconnect between the deficit perspectives typically used to describe these students and the fluid bilingualism he observed them engaged in on a daily basis led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Dr. Flores has collaborated on several research projects focused on the education of language-minoritized students in U.S. schools, including a study of students officially categorized as “Long Term English Learners” and a study of successful high schools serving large numbers of Latinx students. Nelson Flores studies how language and race intersect in bilingual education policies and practices in ways that are harmful to bilingual students of color. This includes historical work that traces the origins of these policies and practices as well as contemporary work that documents the ways that these policies and practices are enacted in classrooms. He also works with bilingual teachers, administrators, and policymakers on reconceptualizing bilingual education policies and practices in ways that recognize and build on the linguistic dexterity of bilingual students of color.
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Pullias Center hosted 43rd annual Pullias Lecture
Dr. Aerika Brittian Loyd is an interdisciplinary, community-engaged developmental scientist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, where she directs the Youth Health and Development Lab. She received her PhD in Human Development and Child Study from Tufts University, completed a predoctoral research fellowship with the Birth to Twenty Research Program at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Prevention Research Center at Arizona State University, and two years as an NIH Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health Scholar. Dr. Loyd’s research within psychology, human development, and prevention science explores how intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and identity impact health and development for youth and young adults of color, specifically in Black and Latinx communities, to inform equitable and culturally relevant practice and policy.
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Kēhaulani Vaughn (Kanaka Maoli) is an assistant professor in the Department of Education, Culture, and Society and the Pacific Islands Studies Initiative at the University of Utah. Currently, she is also a National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Her book manuscript, Trans Indigeneity: The Politics of California Indian and Native Hawaiian Relations, is about the trans-Indigenous recognitions between Native Hawaiians living in the U.S. and California Indian tribes. An interdisciplinary ethnographic project, Trans Indigeneity utilizes a Native Feminist praxis to forge new methodological, theoretical, and political directions for Indigenous recognition-based politics. As a scholar-practitioner, her teaching and research interests are in Pacific Island Studies, Indigenous epistemologies, higher education, and decolonial practices and pedagogies. She is also the faculty advisor to the Pasifika Scholars Institute (PSI), which has assisted with the creation of pathways between the local Pacific Islander community and the University of Utah.
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Mike Hoa Nguyen is assistant professor at the University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education and faculty affiliate at the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE). His research examines the benefits and consequences of public policy instruments in expanding or constraining the operations of colleges and universities, with a specific focus on federal diversity initiatives. This agenda falls into two policy strands: (1) how the federal Minority Serving Institution (MSI) program serves as a vehicle for academic institutions to enhance student success by advancing the political agendas of communities of color and (2) the influence of the judicial branch, as a policy-making body, in regulating the role of racial diversity at colleges and universities. Additionally, he has written extensively on race-conscious admissions, community colleges, the educational experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and equity-based funding models for colleges and universities. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and his graduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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