Master of Arts in Teaching

Become a teacher who makes an impact in high-needs classrooms.

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is geared toward aspiring K-12 teachers looking to develop the skills and confidence needed to be transformative teachers. The program combines state-of-the-art online learning with carefully selected teaching experiences in or near students’ own communities. This unique blend of theory and practice prepares teachers to create environments that promote learning for all students. Candidates in this program have the opportunity to prepare and be recommended for a teaching credential.

Students choose from five MAT concentrations:

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Career Options

K-12 teachers; primary school multiple subject teachers; secondary school single subject teachers in English, Mathematics, Science or Social Science

Teaching Credential

Graduates in this program are eligible to be recommended for a California teaching credential. Students seeking to earn a credential or certification to teach in another state can work with our student success team, who will provide support and direction to identify the most direct and efficient path to local certification:

Instructional Services for Enrolled Students

Our dedicated Student Success Team will help you get acclimated to our online Learning Management System, 2SC, no matter your level of technological expertise. Your Academic Advisor will offer personal assistance in course selection, as well as helpful tutoring in key subject areas and courses. 

Our experienced Placement Team will find a school (if you are not currently teaching) that is not only close to where you live, but that will also offer you the best opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the students you teach.

If you are a MAT candidate, you can be recommended for a California teaching credential. For our students who hope to teach in a state other than California, our team will provide support and direction to help you identify the most direct and efficient path to local certification in your state. Click here to learn more about USC Rossier Student Support.

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