John Pascarella III
Associate Professor of Clinical Education; Chair of MAT Program
Ph.D., McGill University
Diana Negretednegrete@rossier.usc.eduPhone: 213-821-3400Fax: 213-821-3424
Teacher education, with an emphasis on race, equity, new media literacies, critical theory and alternative methods to HIV/AIDS education in K-12 settings
Dr. John Pascarella, Associate Professor of Clinical Education, is Chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching Programs (MAT/MAT TESOL) at USC Rossier School of Education. Dr. Pascarella teaches courses in the MAT and EdD programs and serves on several committees. He also lives in residence on the University Park campus as Resident Faculty in McCarthy Honors College.
Prior to his appointment at Rossier, Dr. Pascarella taught English Language Arts and Literature in urban New Jersey high schools and served as an Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University, a Course Lecturer at McGill University, and a Visiting Researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Dr. Pascarella earned a Ph.D. in Culture and Values in Education from McGill University, an M.A. in Teaching from Montclair State University, and a B.A. in English Literature and African American Studies from the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Pascarella's research examines clinical practice in pre-service teacher development and the mediation of pre-service teachers' learning in blended online/remote supervision models. Dr. Pascarella’s other research examines the uses of new media and critical theory in the preparation of pre-service and practicing teachers in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa. His work and collaboration with South African scholars and rural schoolteachers encompasses arts-based and new media approaches to literacy and HIV/AIDS prevention education.
John began work in 2010 as Assistant Professor in the MA in Teaching and EdD in Educational Leadership programs at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. In his first year, John organized faculty into change committees that later produced a series of crucial, research informed innovations to the core clinical fieldwork curriculum, Guided Practice. The innovative Guided Practice clinical curriculum exceeds national standards and has produced 3800+ teachers in 48 states and 43 countries since 2009. In 2011, John was appointed Director of Fieldwork for Academic Programs to redesign and reform curricula, policy, program fieldwork structures for Rossier. In Nov 2012, John and Dean Karen Symms Gallagher received $110,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the use of video-based teacher performance assessments. In addition to serving on 30+ service committees, workgroups, and research consortiums, John designed the course, New Media Literacies in High Needs Schools. John chaired a thematic dissertation group on Technological Citizenship in Teaching, Policy, and Curriculum Practices for eight EdD students in Oahu, Hawaii, and has led EdD students on international field trips to Bangkok and Shanghai. In 2014, the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing appointed John to the Preliminary Standards for Teacher Preparation task group in Sacramento. In 2015, John was promoted to Associate Professor and named Program Chair for the Master of Arts in Teaching programs (MAT/MAT TESOL). In 2017, John joined the Center for Education, Identity, and Social Justice as a faculty affiliate, and was appointed Faculty Resident of McCarthy Honors Residential College in the newly completed USC Village complex.
Master of Arts in Teaching courses:
- EDUC 670: Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy in Urban Schools
- EDUC 671: Contexts for Equity, Access, and Agency
- EDUC 516: Framing the Social Context of High Needs Schools
- EDUC 517A: Understanding the Social Contexts of Urban Schooling
- EDUC 518: Application of Theories of Learning to Classroom Practice
- EDUC 506: New Media Literacies in High Needs Schools
- EDUC 513B: Teaching English Language Arts in the Secondary Classroom, Pt. 2
- EDUC 535: Secondary English Methods
- EDUC 568A: Guided Practice A for Secondary English Language Arts
- EDUC 568B: Guided Practice B for Secondary English Language Arts
- EDUC 599: Multimedia Literacy
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership courses:
- EDUC 523: Challenges in Urban Education: Diversity
- EDUC 536: Inquiry II – Qualitative Research Methods
- EDUC 599: Framing the Urban Context of Educational Leadership
- EDUC 606: International Field Trip: Bangkok, Thailand
- EDUC 701: Pedagogy of Teacher Education
- EDUC 790: Critical Review of Educational Research
- EDUC 792: Companion to the Dissertation Writing Process
- 2018, May/June. “Transformative Residential Programming: The Story of College Access Day.” Talking Stick, 35(5). Columbus, OH: Association of College and University Housing Officers International.
- 2017, November. “Transformative Teacher Preparation in Tumultuous Times.” Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2017, September. “Phi Delta Kappa Faculty Sponsor Welcome: Charlottesville and Beyond.” Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2017, March. “Trump and Sessions Rescind Transgender Protections, But Were We Prepared for These Protections? Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2016, November. “High Expectations, High Support, and Authentic Care.” Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2016, September. “Phi Delta Kappa Faculty Sponsor Welcome.” Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2016, January. “ESSA Heightens Concern Over Weakened Teacher Preparation Programs for Neediest Students.” Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2015, September. “Phi Delta Kappa Faculty Sponsor Welcome.” Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2015, March. “To whom and to what should teacher education be held accountable?: Exploring our professional and moral obligation as Phi Delta Kappans to the role and task of teacher education. Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2014, December. “USDOE Office of Postsecondary Education Propose New Regulatory Action.” Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2014, September. “Phi Delta Kappa Faculty Sponsor Welcome.” Phi Delta Kappa Newsletter. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2014, Spring. “Teacher Education 2.0: Staying Connected.” Futures in Urban Education. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
- 2011. “Confronting the challenges of HIV, AIDS, Stigma, and The Digital Divide: Lessons from a Rural South African Village.” In F. Islam’s (Ed.) Partnerships for hope: A school-university collaboration for change in rural South Africa. New York: Edwin and Mellon.
- 2010. “We Wanted Other People to Learn From Us: Girls Blogging in a Rural Secondary School in South Africa in the Context of HIV and AIDS.” Co-authored with Claudia Mitchell, Naydene de Lange, and Jean Stuart. In Sharon Mazzarella (Ed.) Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity. New York: Peter Lang.
- 2010. “Blogging Their Way: Youth Identity in the Blogosphere.” In S. Steinberg, M. Kehler, and L. Cornish (Eds.), Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
- 2008, Jun 18. “University of KwaZulu-Natal Hosts Blogging Workshops for Rural Students to Address HIV and AIDS.” In UKZN Online, 2 (11). http://www.ukzn.ac.za/UKZNonline/V2/11/issue11.htm
- 2008, June. “Confronting the challenges of critical digital literacy: An essay review.” Educational Studies, 43 (3).
- 2007. “The Manufacture of Intent.” In R. Goldstein (Ed.), Useful Theory: Making Critical Education Practical. New York: Peter Lang.
- 2005. “Deviation: A Pre-Service Teacher in the Inner City.” Cultural Studies<-->Critical Methodologies, 5 (1).
- 2005. “Deviation: A Pre-Service Teacher in the Inner City.” Cultural StudiesßàCritical Methodologies, 5 (1).
- 2005. “Rethinking the White Man’s Burden: Identity and Pedagogy for an Inner City Student Teacher.” In J. L. Kincheloe, k. hayes, K. Rose, and P. Anderson (Eds.), The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
- 2004. “Why Teach in Urban Settings”? In S. R. Steinberg and J. L. Kincheloe (Eds.) Nineteen Urban Questions. New York: Peter Lang.
- 2003. “Notes from the Field.” Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 7 (2).