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Leadership in Action

My experience thus far in the MAT@USC program in conjunction with my first year of teaching has been testing. Teachers are constantly tested and held accountable for their work with their students. Teacher accountability or what has come to be known as a “value added system”...

Teaching with enthusiasm…

During my orientation experience while working on my masters in education, I had the privilege of being a one-on-one special needs instructional aide at two schools where I was conducting my observations. I lived experiences I will never forget about how schools function with...

MAT@USC Student Support: Going Above and Beyond

Taking online courses to get your masters in education requires that one has access to internet at all times. In a perfect stress free world you would have no problems with your internet and everything would run smoothly, but what do you do when your internet goes down...

Learning from fellow students

Throughout my experience getting my masters in education I have constantly seen advancements and improvements to the educational arena we students use. Whether it’s in a class discussion among fifteen classmates or in a small group during orientation, the level of interaction...

My surprise? The overall quality of the MAT@USC and the Rossier School of Education.

When I applied and began my coursework I found out how outstanding the University of Southern California’s College of Education really was. I was amazed to discover that the college has been around for one-hundred years, it has been named as one the top 25 colleges for...

What Brought Me To Teaching

My favorite teacher coincidentally happens to be the person who inspired me to get my masters in education. He was my high school AP Physics teacher, but to me he was far more than that. His name was Mr. Burrows. He taught my oldest brother, who is twelve years older...