The progressive degree program enables USC undergraduates, with clear career objectives, to begin work on a master’s degree while simultaneously completing requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Many progressive degree candidates complete both their undergraduate and master’s degree in five years, rather than the typical track of six years.
USC Rossier offers a progressive degree option for the following master’s programs:
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – includes required preparation for a California Preliminary Credential in Multiple Subjects or Single Subject.
- Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT-TESOL) – offers optional preparation California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in the areas of English Language Development or World Language.
The undergraduate minors allow students to attain a foundation in understanding different aspects of the field of education.