The MAT–TESOL online Student Experience

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Teaching Future Teachers

The Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages online (MAT–TESOL online) program from USC Rossier combines live online classes, dynamic self-paced coursework and personal interactions with a worldwide community to deliver an online learning experience unlike any other.

  • A digital classroom that facilitates discourse — and makes it easy to collaborate. Join your peers and professors in weekly live class sessions on our HD, video-enabled Zoom platform available on all of your mobile devices.
  • Access to experienced USC Rossier faculty. Our faculty are thought leaders in education research, curriculum pedagogy and instructional technology. You’ll be able to ask questions and receive guidance during live online office hours.
  • A program designed for busy lives. With full- and part-time options, self-paced coursework, and field placement in or near your community, you can make your master’s in teaching align with your schedule and career goals.

Classes and Coursework

Live Classes

Led by USC Rossier faculty, weekly class sessions are held in a seminar format on a live video platform.

  • Small Classes: Classes are 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.

Field Placement Availability

Your school placement will be during regular school hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, in accordance with your site supervisor’s schedule. We are unable to arrange exclusive summer, evening or weekend placement.

Complete Coursework On the Go

Our mobile application, 2SC, gives you access to our flexible learning platform from anywhere using your mobile device. You can:

  • Upload photos and updates, check in with groups, and interact with peers and professors
  • Access videos and course content, including all readings, assignments and videos
  • Take notes, complete coursework and submit assignments directly in the app
  • Set reminders for upcoming due dates, events and more
  • Work from anywhere with Mobile Offline Mode, which allows you to download coursework to complete without an internet connection

A Close-Knit Learning Community

The power of the Trojan Family transcends campuses and countries — and it begins in your digital classroom.

USC Rossier brings together students from all over the world to collaborate in a seamless online learning environment. You’ll develop strong connections with your peers, professors and alumni as you participate in study sessions, social groups, online events and webinars.

“USC Rossier offered me a lot of flexibility while also offering strong academics and a fieldwork component. I’ve come to realize that it was one of the best academic decisions I have made.”

Sarah Tomlinson, MAT–TESOL online ’14
Rio Linda, Calif.,
former ESL adjunct instructor

Personalized Support

From the application process to one-on-one academic and professional support to alumni resources, USC Rossier is committed to providing you with the highest quality of support — just like our on-campus students receive. Your personalized support system includes:

  • A dedicated Admission Counselor to guide you through the application process, take you on a personal tour of the online classroom and answer your questions
  • An Academic Counselor who will meet with you one-on-one throughout your program
  • A Student Support Team to provide you with any technical assistance you need and help you acclimate to our online learning community
  • Access to USC’s library resources, networking events, speaker series, and student and career services
  • The entire USC Trojan Family — our robust, global alumni network is a powerful community for building personal and professional connections

WeWork Access

All USC Rossier online students receive a complimentary membership to WeWork’s rapidly growing global community of coworking spaces. You’ll be able to reserve study spaces, meet with other nearby students and network — all while enjoying plentiful coffee and fast Wi-Fi.