The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) curriculum meets Credential Program Standards and Teacher Performance Expectations set by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The MAT program will equip you with relevant learning theories, understanding of how to apply these theories in the classroom, and opportunities to master the skills necessary to improve student outcomes.
As one of the world’s premier centers for the study of educational equity in urban settings, USC Rossier’s emphasis on high needs schools prepares educators to address complex education and social issues in any environment.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program’s rigorous curriculum is fully integrated with preparation for a Preliminary California Teaching Credential . Concentrations in the MAT program are designed to allow you to focus your study on the content area of your choice. Concentration options include:
|Multiple Subjects (Elementary)||Specialize in elementary school education with foundational coursework across a range of subject areas|
|Single Subject English (Secondary)||Specialize in teaching English in a middle or high school classroom.|
|Single Subject Math (Secondary)||Specialize in teaching Math in a middle or high school classroom.|
|Single Subject Science (Secondary)||Specialize in teaching Science in teaching a middle or high school classroom.|
|Single Subject Social Science (Secondary)||Specialize in teaching Social Science in a middle or high school classroom.|
Upon completion of the program and credential requirements, USC Rossier recommends qualified candidates to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for a teaching credential. If you plan to pursue a credential in another state, become familiar with the specific requirements in your state of interest.
You may optionally pursue the California Education Specialist Credential, California Bilingual Authorization for Spanish, or Gifted Education Certificate as part of your MAT course of study. Learn more about our Supplemental Certifications.