Student Spotlights

Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Teaching – TESOL

Brittnie Vargas

Master of Arts in Teaching

"I was surprised at how personable the online learning environment was. Prior to the program, I was worried that I would not be able to make important relationships with my peers or professors. However, I feel as though I made life-long relationships with my peers and professors. One of my peers even recommended me for the teaching position that I will begin in the fall."

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Johnny Walker

Master of Arts in Teaching

"I was hired to teach 10th and 11th grade social sciences at the school where I am currently finishing my guided practice. I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity that the school is giving me, and I also feel extremely grateful for the positioning, preparation and confidence that USC Rossier gave me to compete for the job."

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Melissa Roselman

Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in science

"I was extremely impressed with the online platform when the Admissions Counselor first showed me a demonstration. The online classroom ran so smoothly and was easy to navigate. Last but not least, I chose USC Rossier because I knew how much of an honor it would be to join the Trojan Family. After I received my acceptance letter, I was undoubtedly overflowing with emotion and a sense of pride."

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Sarah Tomlinson

Master of Arts in Teaching – TESOL

"Teaching English as a second language has been the most rewarding career of my life. It allows me to learn about different languages, cultures and people, while also supporting and helping people learn the American culture and the English language. In addition, I love the relationships and friendships I have built, not only with my students, but also through my teacher preparation at USC Rossier."

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Edgar Perez

Master of Arts in Teaching – TESOL

"When I arrived in the United States, I could not speak a word of English. My ESL teachers pushed me to be better, not because they had to, but because they loved to teach and they knew what it meant for me to learn English. […] That is what I love about teaching. I love that it provides us with the opportunity to influence individuals in a positive way. Once they learn the language, nobody can take that away."

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Christina Fritsch

Master of Arts in Teaching – TESOL

"I love watching students attain a new aspect of the English language and witnessing the confidence that results from this language acquisition. Knowing that the words I speak and actions I take in the classroom can assist students' development and help influence their overall communicative competence is indescribable."

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