Why Choose USC Rossier online programs?

The USC Rossier School of Education offers programs for teachers and educators who want to develop or improve their skills in order to promote positive change in today’s classrooms and organizations. Whether you are starting out in the field, an experienced teacher or an organizational leader looking to drive systemic change, USC Rossier’s programs can prepare you to create positive learning outcomes.

With on-campus and online degree programs, USC Rossier seeks to prepare educators who can thrive in high-needs environments to make a significant difference for their students or organizations.

What to Expect

  • A digital classroom that facilitates discourse — and makes it easy to collaborate. Join your peers and professors in weekly live class sessions on our HD, video-enabled Zoom platform available on all of your mobile devices.
  • Access to experienced USC Rossier faculty. Our faculty are thought leaders in education research, curriculum pedagogy and instructional technology. You’ll be able to ask questions and receive guidance during live online office hours.
  • A program designed for busy lives, with self-paced coursework that allows you to fit your education into your schedule.

Live Classes

Led by USC Rossier faculty, class sessions are held in a seminar format on a live video platform. Students experience a face-to-face learning environment in which faculty and peers participate in scheduled class sessions each week.

Small Classes:
Designed to promote dynamic and engaging conversation and course discussions.

Recorded Sessions:
Class recordings are available 24/7.

Dynamic Functionality:
Classrooms can be used for group meetings and faculty office hours.


Each week, you’ll tackle a rigorous curriculum developed from the ground-up by USC faculty and produced by world-class instructional designers. Coursework consists of interactive online lessons, various reading materials, videos and recorded video. It can be completed at your own pace from anywhere using a computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Complete Coursework On the Go

Our mobile application, Canvas, gives you access to our flexible learning platform from anywhere using your mobile device. You can:

  • Upload photos and updates, check in with groups, and interact with peers and professors
  • Access course content, including all readings, assignments and videos
  • Take notes, complete coursework and submit assignments
  • Set reminders for upcoming due dates, events and more
  • Work from anywhere with Mobile Offline Mode, which allows you to download coursework to complete without an Internet connection.

Field Experience

Students experience early integration of meaningful fieldwork in their courses from the start. For working professionals and current educators, fieldwork can be completed in their own classroom or organization. For aspiring teachers, fieldwork will take place through a placement in a classroom in their community. The field experience component of each program of study is unique.

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Real Connections

USC Rossier brings students from all over the world together in a face-to-face learning environment. Students will develop relationships with a community of peers, faculty and alumni, participate in study sessions, social groups, online events and collaborative discussions, as well as create an online portfolio to showcase their evolving skills and experience.

“I now have a network of colleagues spanning the globe. The intensity required to successfully complete the program has bonded us beyond what I thought possible with online classrooms.”

Jae Schock

MAT-TESOL Graduate

Student Support

USC Rossier is committed to providing you with the highest quality of education and support from the moment you contact us, all the way through graduation and beyond. USC Rossier students have access to the same support and resources available to students who attend on campus.

During the admission process, one of our dedicated Admission Counselors will be available to guide you through the application process, take you on a one-on-one technology tour of the online classroom and answer any questions you have about your program of interest.

Upon your admission to USC Rossier, you will be assigned an Academic Advisor who can meet with you one-on-one throughout your program and help you determine the best course of action for your education.

Once you enroll, our Student Support Team will work with you to provide any technical assistance and help you acclimate to our online learning community.

As a USC Rossier student, you will have access to USC library resources as well as a host of student services and career services. You will also have access to our speaker series presentations as well as networking events.

For master’s degree students, our Field Placement Team will find a school close to your home (if you are not currently teaching) where you will complete your fieldwork. MAT students also have access to guidance from our team regarding teacher certification.

When your program is complete, you will be invited to participate in the on-campus graduation ceremony at the University of Southern California.

As a graduate, you will join USC’s robust, global alumni network and have lifelong connections to the Trojan Family. Thanks to our unique USC Rossier Commitment, you will also be able to take advantage of professional support throughout your teaching career.