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The Master of Arts in Teaching online program is designed for aspiring K–12 teachers looking to develop the skills to become effective educators.This innovative online program offers:

  • A curriculum that focuses on building theoretical foundations, developing innovative teaching strategies and learning from practical experiences
  • Live, online classes that bring you face-to-face with faculty and peers in the U.S. and around the world
  • The opportunity to earn a Teaching Credential as you earn your master's degree
  • The ability to supplement your education with a Special Education Credential or Gifted Education Certificate


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 services team, who will provide support and direction to identify the most direct and efficient path to local certification.


The Master of Arts in Teaching online (MAT online) program blends theory with hands-on field-based teaching experiences throughout. To ensure that our students are placed in a school that is dedicated to excellence in teacher preparation, we have a dedicated Placement Team that will work with you to secure a school placement that is close to your home.

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

– Johnny Walker, MAT online Graduate