A DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT PARTNER

University of California

Los Angeles, CA

USC Rossier has been an integral part of the Los Angeles community since our founding as a department of pedagogy at the University of Southern California in 1896. USC Rossier is proud to work with and in our city to advance educational equity.

Our Mission

The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education (pronounced “ross-EAR”) is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.

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About The USC Rossier

The USC Rossier School of Education is part of the University of Southern California, one of the world’s leading private research universities. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, USC offers students a rich urban environment in which to learn, as well as many international opportunities for research and study. At USC, students come from all 50 states and 110 countries, including more than 5,000 international students each academic year.

Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants

At USC Rossier, we are committed to helping students identify resources to fund their education. Both general and program-specific scholarships are available. While students may be automatically considered for some USC scholarships upon application, some scholarships require their own separate application. Review the list below and consult your program admissions director about additional resources for which you may qualify. Additional scholarships are listed on the USC Rossier Online site.

Our Impact in Los Angeles

USC Rossier has been an integral part of the Los Angeles community since our founding as a department of pedagogy at the University of Southern California in 1896. USC Rossier is proud to work with and in our city to advance educational equity.

Where we work

Along with our many alumni who work in Los Angeles as educators, counselors and administrators, USC Rossier and our research centers work throughout the Greater Los Angeles area to improve education in our unique urban setting.

 Our partnerships

In addition to the organizations that support programs and research across our school, we have a number of ongoing partnerships with local and national organizations that focus specifically on education in Los Angeles

Diversity Task Force

Dean Karen Symms Gallagher established the Diversity Task Force in September 2016 as part of ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive environment at the University of Southern California. The Diversity Task Force was charged with creating a long-term plan to improve equity, diversity, opportunity and access. That plan was submitted to Dean Gallagher and USC Provost Michael Quick, and given final approval in early 2017.

Our Graduates

Our graduates understand the power of education to break cycles of poverty and to dismantle structural racism and other forms of systemic oppression. As a community focused on these challenges of urban education, we must model the attitudes, practices and culture within our walls that we want our graduates to create in schools and organizations around the world. These challenges are complex and multi-faceted, demanding the creativity, skills, and personal and professional experiences that only diverse groups offer.

 

Graduate School of Education

Our Alumni

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Our Programs

USC Rossier School of Education offers a wide range of academic programs designed for aspiring teachers, experienced educators and organizational leaders at various stages in their careers.  Our programs offer exceptional academic preparation that reflects our mission to advance educational equity.

USC Rossier offers a range of academic programs that prepare students to start and advance careers as teachers, educational leaders, counselors and scholars. Our programs combine research and practice to help students apply innovative techniques in classrooms and learning environments around the world.

 

USC Rossier School of Education offers two types of excellent doctoral degree programs. The PhD is research-oriented whereas the EdD is directed towards educational practice and the application of theory and research. The EdD, while equal in rigor, differs in substance from the PhD.

 

Our Diversity

Diversity is one of USC Rossier’s four guiding principles, and our vision is the full inclusion of students, faculty and staff, irrespective of background such as, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual identity and other underrepresented groups. By inclusion, we mean collective commitment and effort:

  • For our students to reflect those in the schools where we serve, locally, nationally and globally;
  • To have our faculty and staff at all levels reflect the demographics of that student population; and
  • To create an environment in which every person will be heard, respected and valued. Specifically, members will receive equitable treatment and access to resources, regardless of status, professional role or social identity.

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Our Dean

Under her leadership, the school has risen to #10 among all graduate schools of education in the country according to U.S.News & World Report’s national rankings. USC Rossier’s highly innovative master’s and doctoral programs prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy.

Karen Symms Gallagher

Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education

Get In Touch

University of Southern California
Rossier School of Education
Waite Phillips Hall
3470 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Telephone: (213) 740-0224

Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

The USC Rossier Faculty Council’s Equity & Inclusion Committee is charged with: supporting dialogue with faculty about issues of diversity and equity, and seeking faculty input about new and ongoing priorities; working with faculty search committees to help develop a diverse candidate pool; and assisting the dean’s office, faculty council, and concentration chairs in faculty mentoring.