Programs Overview

USC Rossier School of Education offers a wide range of graduate degree programs delivered online. These programs are designed for aspiring teachers, experienced educators and organizational leaders at various stages in their careers. Our programs combine research and practice to help students apply innovative teaching techniques in classrooms and learning environments around the world.

Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

This teaching degree is for aspiring teachers who want to gain the skills and knowledge they need to become great educators. This program also provides students the opportunity to be recommended for a teaching credential.

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Master of Arts in Teaching –Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The MAT – TESOL is designed for educators who want to become English language teaching specialists at home or abroad.

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Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

The program prepares students who want to start or advance careers in traditional or non-traditional settings in educational program design, online learning, corporate training, performance assessment, instructional design and evaluation, and the management of educational programs.

To learn more about the Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology, please contact USC Rossier at 213-740-0224 or

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Change and Leadership

The EdD program is for current and emerging leaders looking to create and foster learning environments that drive systemic improvement across a range of organizations.

Certificate Programs

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Special Education Credential

This credential program prepares educators to meet the needs of students with a wide range of mild to moderate disabilities. This credential is available as an addition to our graduate programs or as a stand-alone program for California credentialed teachers.

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Gifted Education Certificate

This is a certificate program for educators who wish to develop the skills and knowledge needed to meet the diverse needs of gifted and talented students. This certificate is available as an addition to our master's programs.