Career Outcomes at USC

Become a Highly Qualified ESL Educator

Career Outcomes

What Can You Do With an MAT–TESOL?

The MAT–TESOL online program from the USC Rossier School of Education prepares students to address injustices related to languages and language-learners around the world. Our MAT–TESOL online alumni are making a difference inside and outside the classroom.


  • ESL/TESOL program director
  • Academic advisor
  • K–12 teacher
  • International English teacher


  • Developer of English-language materials
  • Editor


  • Government agency advisor
  • Private tutor
  • English language center administrator

Career Services

We’re committed to training highly qualified 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–TESOL online student.

Field Placement

You’ll work with a dedicated placement team 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. MAT–TESOL online students pursuing the credential add-on may need to travel more than 20 miles for an eligible site/World Languages-credentialed master teacher, depending on the placement location.

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 your skills.

Harness the Power of the Trojan Network

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

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

Student Spotlights

“I love that teaching provides us with the opportunity to influence individuals in a positive way. Once they learn the language, nobody can take that away. As educators, we influence our society every day.”

Edgar Perez, MAT–TESOL online ’14
ESL assistant professor, Los Angeles Valley College

I love watching students gain the confidence that results from 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.”

Christina Fritsch, MAT–TESOL online ’14
Educational Management Consultant, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico