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Degree Programs

Teachers are leaders. We empower youth, we encourage growth, and we inspire change. The College of Education offers many different types of degrees and programs that prepare you with the training and experience you need to have a profound impact on the lives of your students.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Our undergraduate degree courses prepare you for certification as a teacher, in a wide range of areas.

Area of Study Degrees Program Type(s) Certification College Offering Program
Early Childhood Bachelor of Arts 4-Year Pre-K through Grade 3 Education 
Elementary  Bachelor of Arts 4-Year Grades 2-6 Education 
Middle Level Education Bachelor of Arts or Science 4-Year Grades 5-8 Education 
Physical Education  Bachelor of Science in Physical Education 4-Year Grades K-12 Education 
Secondary Education (high school) Bachelor of Arts OR Science, plus Master of Teaching 5-Year* Grades 9-12  Bachelor's: Arts and Sciences
Master's: Education 
Art Education Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year  Grades K-12   Arts and Sciences
Dance Education Bachelor of Arts 4-Year  Grades K-12   Arts and Sciences
Foreign Language Education Bachelor of Arts 4-Year  Grades K-12  Arts and Sciences
Music Education Bachelor of Music 4-Year   Grades K-12  School of Music

 

Minors

The College of Education has the following undergraduate minors:

 

Master of Teaching in Secondary Education

If you are currently an undergraduate student at USC (or considering becoming an undergraduate student at USC), the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education can be a path to teaching high school English, math, science or social studies in 5 years or less. All subjects require you to complete specific academic accomplishments for admission to the program; the exact requirements to enter the program depend on your chosen subject.

 

Graduate Degree Programs

Our graduate degree programs prepare you to make an impact in the world of education through rigorous course work, extensive practical experiences, and advanced research and learning opportunities.

Area of Study Degrees
Art Education Art Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)
Counselor Education Counselor Education, Ed.S. (Clinical Mental Health)
Counselor Education, Ed.S. (Marriage, Couples & Family Counseling)
Counselor Education, Ed.S. (School Counseling)
Counselor Education, Ph.D.
Certificate of Graduate Study in Counselor Education (Career Development Facilitator)
Certificate of Graduate Study in Play Therapy
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
(Advanced Teaching Studies)
Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D. (Curriculum Studies concentration)
Teaching, M.Ed.
Teaching and Learning, Ph.D.
Educational Foundations and Inquiry Certificate of Graduate Study in Qualitative Research
Foundations of Education, Ph.D.
Educational Research and Measurement Educational Psychology and Research, M.Ed.
Educational Psychology and Research, Ph.D.
Educational Technology Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D. (Ed Tech concentration) 
Educational Technology, M.Ed.
Elementary Education Elementary Education, M.A.T. (2-6 Certification)
Foreign Language Education Foreign Language, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)
Higher Education Administration Educational Administration, Ph.D.
Higher Education & Student Affairs, M.Ed.
Certificate of Graduate Study in Higher Education Leadership
Language and Literacy Language and Literacy, M.Ed.
Language and Literacy, Ph.D.
Music Education Music Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)
Physical Education Physical Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)
Physical Education, Ph.D.
School Leadership Educational Administration, Ed.S.
Educational Administration, M.Ed.
Educational Administration, Ph.D.
Secondary Education 5-Year Program, B.A./B.S. plus Secondary Education, M.T. (9-12 Certification)
English, M.A.T. (9-12 Certification)

Mathematics, M.A.T. (9-12 Certification)
Sciences, M.A.T. (9-12 Certification)
Social Studies, M.A.T. (9-12 Certification)
Special Education Special Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)
Special Education, M.Ed.
Special Education, Ph.D.
Theatre Education Theatre Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)