The USC Rossier MAT online program integrates fieldwork at every step of the way. Learners get plenty of hands-on opportunities to develop real-world skills and the confidence they need to one day teach their own classroom. Field placements take place during regular school hours, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a different focus each term, as follows:
Term 1: Learners analyze video examples of others teaching in a similar sociocultural environment to their assigned school setting.
Term 2: Learners plan, rehearse, and practice pedagogy virtually and in a classroom setting.
Term 3: Learners plan, practice, and develop their pedagogical knowledge and style, and perfect it. They began teaching lessons, in a real classroom, starting mid-term.