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Student Spotlight: Angie Cardenas | Rancho Cucamonga, CA

In the summer of 2011, I doubled up on my undergraduate courses and was finishing up last-minute preparations for my daughter’s wedding, which would take place August 26. I wanted to have my undergraduate courses completed by the wedding date, and the last thing on my mind was starting a master’s program!..

Welcome April 2012 Cohort!

“If we all met on campus, we would all live in this area and have similar experiences. I’ve had colleagues from all walks of life, and to be in one classroom and work together every week, the diversity that we’re drawing from and experiences we bring into the classroom…

Getting to Know Your Students

Being a teacher involves much more than simply instructing students in a particular subject. As a developmental English teacher, I am required to ensure that my students are taught proper techniques for academic essay writing...

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...