Nasser Cortez

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Education

Research Concentration

  • Teacher Education


EdD, Educational Leadership

MA, Education 

BA, English 



  • Teacher Education • Special Education
Nasser  Cortez

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Nasser Cortez is an assistant professor of clinical education at the University of Southern California in the Rossier School of Education. Cortez is an experienced education specialist for students with mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities. He is an instructor for the USC Rossier School of Education and works with future teachers who are earning their Multiple Subjects, Single Subjects and Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) credentials. Cortez is an advocate for inclusion, and his classes focus on developing inclusive educators, classrooms and schools. 

Courses Taught

GESM 131: The Bilingual-Bicultural Experiences in America: A Focus on Latinos

EDUC 575: Assessment and Curriculum for Students with Disabilities 

EDUC 576: Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Classroom Environment

EDUC 577: Guided Practice (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

EDUC 673: Applications of Curriculum and Pedagogy 

EDUC 674: Identifying and Teaching to Student Differences 

EDUC 676: Literacy Development and Instruction in Secondary Education 

EDUC 677: Applications of Curriculum and Pedagogy for Students with Learning Differences 


Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate)

Education Specialist (Moderate/Severe)

Multiple Subjects 

Single Subjects (English)

Autism Authorization