Student Experience

USC Rossier combines face-to-face weekly classes, dynamic self-paced coursework and personal interactions with a worldwide community of educators to deliver an online learning experience unlike any other.

Live Classes

Led by USC Rossier faculty, class sessions are held in a seminar format on a live video platform. Students experience a face-to-face learning environment in which faculty and peers participate in scheduled class sessions each week.

  • Small Classes:
    Designed to promote dynamic and engaging conversation and course discussions.
  • Recorded Sessions:
    Class recordings are available 24/7.
  • Dynamic Functionality:
    Classrooms can be used for group meetings and faculty office hours.


Each week, students tackle a rigorous curriculum developed from the ground-up by USC faculty and produced by world-class instructional designers. Weekly coursework can be completed at a student’s own pace from anywhere using a computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Learn more about USC Rossier’s mobile application.



Dynamic Learning Delivered Online

USC Rossier coursework consists of interactive online lessons, various reading materials, dynamic videos and recorded lectures. These assignments are designed to build upon the week’s lessons, foster collaboration between students and develop essential skills that can be used in the real world. View some examples of dynamic coursework.

Field Experience

Students experience early integration of meaningful fieldwork in their courses from the start. For working professionals and current educators, fieldwork can be completed in their own classroom or organization. For aspiring teachers, fieldwork will take place through a placement in a classroom in their community. The field experience component of each program of study is unique; learn more by selecting a program:

Real Connections

USC Rossier brings students from all over the world together in a face-to-face learning environment. Students will develop relationships with a community of peers, faculty and alumni, participate in study sessions, social groups, online events and collaborative discussions, as well as create an online portfolio to showcase their evolving skills and experience.

"I now have a network of colleagues spanning the globe. The intensity required to successfully complete the program has bonded us beyond what I thought possible with online classrooms."

Jae Schock
MAT-TESOL Graduate '14

Student Support

From application guidance to one-on-one academic and professional support, the USC Rossier team is here to assist students every step of the way.

Learn more about how we support students.