The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, one of the country’s top-ranked graduate schools of education, today announced a groundbreaking pledge to ensure the success of its graduates with a Commitment to support their continuous improvement and success for their entire professional education careers.
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The duty of instilling a sense of environmental responsibility and awareness is falling on our schools and teachers more than ever before. Teachers have students with them for more than eight hours a day, and thus have the opportunity to cultivate an appreciation for the planet outside of the classroom.
To help teachers with this important responsibility, here is a list …
Now is one of the best times to consider teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) abroad. With domestic jobs hard to find and demand rising abroad for qualified instructors who are willing and able to travel, teachers of ESL have a great deal of opportunity overseas.
To make the most of your time teaching abroad, you will need to know …
I was browsing through GOOD Education online magazine when I came across an article with the word “teacherprenuer” in the title. It immediately caught my attention. I thought “that’s genius! What a great, descriptive term for teachers.” We all know that teachers do way more than just teach. We are planners, organizers, coordinators, record-keepers, mediators, mentors, facilitators, counselors (to a …Read more about “Teacherpreneurs:” A New Breed of Teachers
This is the achievement gap. My school director pointed to the poster on the wall. It showed a mountain that looked like it had been split in two. On one side were students with grim expressions. They had papers in their hands that had F’s on them. On the other side were students in caps and gowns. They stared at …Read more about The Eyes of the Achievement Gap
Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world, of tasting rich and spicy foods that you could never find at home, and meeting people from many different places? You can experience these things in the field of TESOL. After working abroad in the field for over three years, I currently have a different agenda. But, truth be told, going abroad …Read more about Teaching Abroad with TESOL
After earning a Bachelor’s degree, the next step towards being qualified for a teaching career is obtaining certification. Teaching certification is awarded by a state department of education following completion of a teaching certification program and required testing. Teaching certification programs commonly include education-specific coursework and designated fieldwork. Once certification has been awarded, a prospective teacher can obtain a teaching …Read more about Teaching Certification Programs by State
For my first couple of USC blog entries I feel it’s fitting to provide commentary about the July 20, 2011, MAT@USC brown bag lunch meeting with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent Carlos Garcia. Garcia, who has spent over 37 years in education as a teacher, principal and district administrator, left UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall as a young …Read more about Recap: Brown Bag Lunch Meet-Up in San Francisco
We are geographically in the middle of nowhere, so USC’s online MAT program was not only an incredible opportunity to receive an excellent Master’s education, but it was accessible!Read more about Student Spotlight: Elise Williams | Williston, North Dakota
by Kristen McGregor, Ed.D.
Adjunct Professor – USC Rossier School of Education
Let’s start the year off right with a few suggestions for student engagement. We all want our students to learn and actively participate in the lessons, in order to do so we need to give them the opportunity and guidance in how to be engaged. Remember, they don’t …
For many students in the MAT@USC program the phrase Fight on! is meaningless, but that does not last long. Once we associate ourselves with the great University of Southern California, we learn fast that those words really mean something. Growing up in the states of the mountain west I have no real reason to know a lot about USC. The …Read more about Fight On!