Career Opportunities

Master of Arts in Teaching

How will a USC Rossier Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree benefit your teaching career? Learn more about how our program prepares you for employment and see how some USC Rossier alumni are using their degrees.

Employment Preparation

The MAT program combines theory and practice to help launch your teaching career. In addition to being a renowned program from a prominent university, MAT trains you to address the needs of all students. As a result, you strengthen your eligibility for teaching positions in even the most complex learning environments.

Check out these statistics about how USC Rossier prepares our alumni for employment:


of MAT alums said their USC Rossier education prepared them to be more effective in their career


of MAT alums said their studies at USC Rossier prepared them well for future employment


Less than 18% of MAT alumni took more than six months to find a job after graduating from USC Rossier

Learn how a MAT degree impacts your compensation in our blog, Eight Factors That Affect Your California Teacher Salary.

Career Services

USC Rossier’s Career Services website provides robust tools to help you prepare for employment.

Explore the job portal
Find your next position, store your resume and cover letter, and set up email alerts.

Connect with alumni
Send direct messages, join groups, and get career advice.

Get event details
Meet representatives from dozens of organizations at our career fairs, or network with alumni at our leadership conferences.

Visit Career Management 101 Our complete online module helps you navigate your career with job search strategies, resume guidance, interview techniques and more.

Alumni Network

As a USC graduate, you join the Trojan Family and gain access to a variety of valuable benefits. Whether it’s assisting you with your teaching career, connecting you with other alumni, or providing special offers, the USC alumni network supports you long after you graduate.

MAT Alumni Related Links

Check out these stories featuring MAT alumni: