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Student Spotlight: Lee DiGeorge | Queens, NY

Frustrated with online universities, I wanted to get my master’s from a brick-and-mortar school. This would be tough. I’m currently a New York City public school teacher, a new father and an overall man about town; going to a brick-and-mortar would lead to some incredible sacrifices — ones I was not going to make...

Student Spotlight: Jenny Ma | Detroit, MI

Shortly after earning my bachelor’s, I felt a tremendous urgency to join the fight against the achievement gap by becoming this battle’s strongest soldier: a teacher. I stepped into the inner-city Detroit classroom that I would call home for my first year of teaching as a Teach for America corps member...

Student Spotlight: Victoria Raish | September 2009 Cohort

When I started the MAT@USC I was excited to get back to school because I seem to do well in the classroom. I learned so much throughout my time at USC. All of the classes were intellectually demanding and really improved how I think about true learning as opposed to rote learning...

What is an ESL Certification?

Have you ever wanted to become an English as a second language (ESL) teacher? ESL teachers have the unique opportunity to interact with students from several different cultures on a daily basis. They also have the privilege of teaching immigrants and refugees one of the most valuable tools for their daily lives...

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…