Sarah Katherine Schmaltz

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Research Concentration

  • Teacher Education


PhD, Educational Philosophy with a Concentration on Social Foundations, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, December 2007-May 2010 

Master of Education in Educational Philosophy with a Concentration on Social Foundations, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 2006- December 2007

Sarah Katherine Schmaltz

Contact Information


Sarah Katherine Schmaltz has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the USC Rossier School of Education since the Fall of 2011, in which she has taught over 90 courses. She is currently teaching courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program as well as being a national and california project supervisor for the edTPA.

Dr. Schmaltz is currently involved in research on education collaboration with a focus on educational leadership as well examining the social foundations of education. Her other research and publications focus on qualitative and quantitative methods of research in education, the history of education, education and mental health, and educational method reviews. Her publications range from major newspapers to academic journals.

Before working at USC Rossier, Dr. Schmaltz served as an Adjunct Faculty member for Western International University where she taught not only business students but also trained faculty members on how to teach. She earned a Masters and a Ph.D. in Educational Philosophy with a concentration in Social Foundations from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her B.A. with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in Economics from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.


Courses Taught

Sarah Katherine Schmaltz has been employed by USC since 2011. During her time at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education MAT@USC she has taught courses ranging from EDUC 517b: Understanding the Social Context of Urban Schools, EDUC 516: Framing the Social Context of High Needs Schools, EDUC 518 Application of Theories of Learning to Classroom Practice, EDUC 519 Human Differences, EDUC 563: Teaching from a Comparative and International Perspective, EDUC 576 Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Classroom Ecology, EDUC 671 Contexts for Educational Equity, Access, and Agency, 670 Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy in Urban Schools, EDUC 674 Identifying & Teaching to Student Difference, and 678 Applying Knowledge and Strategies for Teaching All Students. Helped students also receiving masters in Urban Education teaching 569a, 569b, and taught the pilot 680 seminar.