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Master’s Degree Programs

USC Rossier offers a range of academic programs that prepare students to start and advance careers as teachers, school administrators, instructional designers, counselors and therapists. Our programs combine research and practice to help students apply innovative techniques in classrooms and learning environments around the world.

Teaching

Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program will allow you to earn your master’s degree and complete the requirements to be recommended for a California preliminary teaching credential. 

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Teaching Online

Teaching (online)

The Master of Arts in Teaching online (MAT online) program will allow you to earn your master’s degree and complete the requirements to be recommended for a California preliminary teaching credential. Students in the MAT online program participate in live online classes and complete coursework on their own time. The MAT online program has three start dates throughout the year.

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Venice High School

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages online (MAT-TESOL online) program will equip you to provide systematic and effective language instruction. 

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MAT TESOL Online

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (online)

The Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages online (MAT-TESOL online) program will equip you to provide systematic and effective language instruction. Students in the MAT–TESOL online program participate in live online classes and complete coursework on their own time.

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Educational Counseling

Educational Counseling

The Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) program will prepare you with an in-depth understanding of counseling, higher education systems and theories of student development. 

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EMP Online

Enrollment Management and Policy (online)

The Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy online (EMP online) program will equip you with an understanding of the key aspects of enrollment management through the lens of educational equity. You will be prepared to lead efforts in early outreach, recruitment, admission, enrollment, financial aid, orientation, student retention and strategic enrollment planning.

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LDT Online

Learning Design and Technology (online)

The Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology online (LDT online) program will help you gain the skills to design, develop, implement and evaluate learning and instruction in a variety of settings, including PK-12, higher education, military, nonprofit and corporate learning environments.

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PASA

Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs

The Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) program will equip you with a broad understanding of the key aspects of higher education administration, including student affairs, student development, legal issues, identity and diversity and the history of higher education. You will select three focus courses that align with your interests or career goals.

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SC Online

School Counseling (online)

The Master of Education in School Counseling online (SC online) program will prepare you to support the social, emotional and academic development of students. During the program, you will complete the requirements to be recommended for the California School Counseling Pupil Personnel Services clear credential.

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MFT

Marriage and Family Therapy

The Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)  program will prepare you to address issues facing families, couples, adults and children. After you complete the program and fulfill other state-mandated requirements, you will be eligible for the state of California’s Marriage and Family Therapy license.

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