Career Paths

USC Rossier EDL graduates hold a variety of positions in educational settings.

Educational Psychology potential career paths:

  • Instructional design/technology specialist
  • Human performance personnel
  • School/community counselors and social workers
  • School psychologists
  • Specialists in formal educational settings
  • Higher education faculty in educational psychology and teacher education

Current positions of some of our graduates include:

  • Erin Abshere EdD ’16, Senior Accountability Researcher, California Charter Schools Association
  • Jessica McNabb EdD ’16, Leadership Development Program Manager, The Walt Disney Company
  • Deborah Kinley EdD ’15, Associate Dean of Continuing and Community Education, Glendale Community College
  • Marco Masoni EdD ’15, Dean of Innovation, The Derryfield School
  • Grace Losada EdD ’14, Vice President of Education, Fusion Education Group

Leading Instructional Change potential career paths:

  • University faculty member in teacher education
  • University-school liaison
  • Professional development specialist for K-12 schools and other settings (museums, district offices, subject matter projects)
  • Curriculum developer in K-12 settings
  • School site instructional expert, curriculum-related administrator and/or department chair

Current positions of some of our graduates include:

  • Jennifer Edic Bryant EdD ’16, Director, Metrics & LCAP, Azusa Unified School District
  • Ashley Selva EdD ’16, Faculty Advisor & Lecturer, Cal State TEACH Program, California State University, Long Beach
  • David Dunstan EdD’14, Director, Student Support & Intervention, Antelope Valley Union High School District
  • Xiamora Mateo-Gaxiola EdD ’14, Senior Director of Teaching & Learning, Los Angeles Education Partnership

Higher Education Administration potential career paths:

  • Senior administration and/or leadership positions at two- and four-year colleges (Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs)
  • Senior academic executive positions in two-year colleges (President or Academic Vice President of Community College)
  • Leadership position in education-related professional development organizations or counseling centers and agencies
  • Education-related non-profit organizations
  • Key leadership positions in higher education policy-related organizations

Current positions of some of our graduates include:

  • Mirasol Espanola ’04, Executive Director, Undergraduate Advising & Programs, School of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Jim Adams ’02, President, Life Pacific College, San Dimas, CA
  • Brandon Martin ’02, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, California State University, Northridge
  • Soncia Reagins-Lilly ’99, Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, University of Texas, Austin

K-12 Leadership in Urban School Settings potential career paths:

  • Pre-K-12 administration (site or district levels)
  • Superintendent
  • Deputy/Assistant Superintendent
  • District Director/Coordinator
  • Site Principal
  • Other administrative positions
  • Education-related non-profit organizations and foundations
  • K-12 policy-related organizations
  • K-12 related social services agencies
  • Higher Education: teaching and/or administrative position in K-12 Administrative or Teacher Education

Current positions of some of our graduates include:

  • Kevin Baxter ’04, Superintendent of Elementary Schools, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Gabriela Mafi ’02, Superintendent, Garden Grove Unified School District
  • Richard Sheehan ’02, Superintendent, Glendale Unified School District
  • Gregory Franklin ’97, Superintendent, Tustin Unified School District