University of Southern California

USC Rossier School of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with preliminary teaching credential


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with preliminary teaching credential

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree will prepare you to pursue a career as a teacher. The on-campus MAT program is completed in conjunction with preparation for a preliminary California teaching credential. The program can also be completed online, with an optional teaching credential.


Credential Tracks:

  • Elementary (Multiple Subject)
  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Mathematics
  • Secondary Social Studies
  • Secondary Science

Ad-on Options:

  • Special Education Credential
  • Gifted Certificate
  • Bilingual Authorization for Spanish Certificate



Distinctive Program Benefits:

Fully integrated theory and practice: Apply what you learn right away with hands-on fieldwork in local classrooms, beginning in your first term.

Clinical faculty with practical experience: Engage with faculty conducting innovative research in education that is inspired by practical experience.

Emphasis on high needs schools: Learn how to address complex educational and social issues in the most challenging environments in ways that will prepare you for any classroom.

Strong network of school leaders: Develop opportunities for job placement within the USC Rossier alumni network.


WASC, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)

International Student Requirements:

Confidential Financial Statement / Verification of Funds, Official TOEFL score report from ETS

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 28

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1733/unit USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

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