Career Outcomes at USC

Make a Difference in the Lives of K–12 Students

What Can You Do With a MAT?

At USC Rossier School of Education, we’re driven to bring educational equity to all communities by training the next generation of teacher-leaders. The MAT online program will prepare you to become a highly qualified, credentialed educator who is motivated to improve the learning outcomes of K–12 students in your classroom, community and beyond. Our alumni are leading the way in a variety of educational roles:


  • K–12 schoolteacher
  • English department chair
  • Dean of instruction


  • Athletic director
  • Physical education teacher


  • Youth outreach specialist
  • Adult ELL teacher
  • Tutor

Career Resources

We’re committed to training educators who will make a difference in schools and communities. That’s why you’ll have access to robust career support services during and after your time as a USC Rossier MAT online student.

Field Placement

You’ll work with a dedicated Placement Specialist to secure placement at a school in or near your community. For many of our students, these placements can lead to long-term employment upon program completion.

Tools and Training

You’ll be connected to a Career Services Specialist during your time in the program to help guide you throughout your job search. You’ll also have access to hiring webinars, one-on-one mock interviews, resume critiques and job sourcing that will prepare you to find employment upon graduation.

Professional Development

From relevant trainings to mentorship opportunities to alumni events, you’ll be able to grow your network and market yourself and skills.

Harness the Power of the Trojan Network

When you earn your MAT online from USC Rossier, you become part of the globally recognized Trojan Family, made up of more than 300,000 USC alumni. You’ll make lifelong professional and personal connections — and feel the USC pride no matter where you are.

Our Alumni

MAT online graduates work around the United States and the world, helping fulfill our mission to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy.

Our alumni are making a difference
in communities across
48 states & 20+ countries

Student Spotlights

“The program is rigorous, fast-paced and thought-provoking, which will make you a reflective, detail-oriented and amazing educator.”

Brittnie Vargas, MAT online ’17
Los Angeles, Calif.
Eighth Grade Teacher

“I was hired to teach at the school where I finished my guided practice. I feel extremely grateful for the positioning, preparation and confidence that USC Rossier gave me to compete for the job.”

Johnny Walker, MAT online ’14
Los Angeles, Calif.
10th and 11th Grade Social Science Teacher