Inside USC Rossier Blog


Meet the MAT@USC Faculty: Melora Sundt

My name is Melora Sundt, and I teach the Framing Experience course in the MAT. I typically teach in the higher education program (not the MAT), but I enjoy teaching about writing, which is a focus of the Framing course, hence my connection to it. I chair the design team for the MAT...

A Conversation About Education: Recap

On November 11th, Dr. Karen Symms Gallagher, the Dean of USC’s Rossier School of Education, and Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, a USC Rossier Alumnae and President Obama’s Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, hosted “A Conversation...

Sundt and Ephraim To Talk MAT at Stanford

Dr. Melora Sundt and Dr. Ronni Ephraim will be at Stanford University today, Dec. 1 and tomorrow, Dec. 2 presenting the MAT@USC at a Carnegie Foundation and the New Schools Venture Fund convening...

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”...

My Hero of Education: An AMAZING "Pioneer" in Education!

I currently observe an AP US history teacher that at my local high school as part of my Master of Arts In Teaching curriculum. He teaches with enthusiasm, keeps the students engaged for 90+ minutes and has the ability to demand students’ respect.  How many teachers can...

The Shipwreck

I wanted to write about a recent concept that I have learned in my Human Differences course while studying for my master of arts in teaching. I really liked learning about the “shipwreck”, a concept in regards to a learner’s identity.  When something devastating occurs in one’s life...