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Getting to Know Your Students

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Creative Ways to Get Parents Involved

Today, with the help of technology, there are many novel ways that parents can become involved in the educational process without necessarily coming to school. This is not to say, however, that traditional classroom participation by parents is unnecessary...

Student Spotlight: Michelle Bagwell | El Paso, TX

I received my Bachelor’s in English from Pacific Union College, near my hometown of Napa, California. I have taught language arts all over the United States for nearly every grade level: In Napa, I worked as a 9th grade English teacher and an elementary school resource specialist...

“We are Kind, We are Smart, We are Important”

Being a mom in the MAT@USC has been challenging in a positive way. When I began the program, my twin daughters were 2 years old. As a full-time teacher and a full-time mother, my hands were quite occupied. Nevertheless, the program shifted me in the right directions immediately...

Student Spotlight: Golden Thrower | Huangshan City, China

My name is Golden Thrower, MBA, MPA, and I am a student in the MAT@USC TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I recently moved to Huangshan City, China from California for a once-in-a-lifetime journey as an ESL teacher...

Lessons from the End of a Semester in MAT@USC TESOL

The beauty of the online MAT@USC TESOL program is the ability to take what we are learning online, translate it into practice in the classroom, and reflect on it with our professors and classmates. We get to explore what’s challenging us in our classes, and gain input from classmates and professors from around the globe...