If you’re ready to change lives as a K-12 teacher, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed to prepare you—and your future students—for success. USC Rossier’s rigorous curriculum is fully integrated with preparation for a California Preliminary Teaching Credential in Multiple Subjects (Elementary) or Single Subject (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies).
To increase your skills and competitiveness as a teacher, you have the option to simultaneously earn your California Education Specialist Credential, California Bilingual Authorization for Spanish, or Gifted Education Certificate.
The MAT program is offered at the University Park campus (UPC) or online.Apply Learn More
The MAT program requires a minimum of 28 units and can be completed full time in 12 months. MAT coursework will train you to use teaching theories, principles, and skill sets to make a difference in schools with diverse K-12 populations.
- Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy in Urban Schools
- Contexts for Educational Equity, Access, and Agency
- Blended Learning Experiences for Students in Urban Schools
Throughout the program, you will practice applying theories and instructional methods in a local urban or high-needs classroom while being mentored by an experienced guiding teacher.
Related Programs at USC Rossier
- Master of Arts in Teaching (online)
- Master of Arts in Teaching- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Master of Arts in Teaching—Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (online)
- World Masters in Language Teaching
People are saying
Anissa Fay – MAT – ‘11
I’ve had colleagues from Alaska, Texas, Hawaii and all walks of life. The diversity that we drew from, you just can’t replicate that.
The Admissions Committee seeks students whose academic background, professional goals, personal commitment and communication skills meet the demands of the program, and show promise for a successful career as a teacher.