2024 Program Catalog

USC Rossier’s Office of Professional Learning aims to be the K-12 community’s premier source of professional learning opportunities. We look forward to helping educators, leaders, parents and alumni gain the skills and mindsets they need to reach their goals in a rapidly-changing world.

Breakthrough Leadership Institute

The Breakthrough Leadership Institute provides school leadership teams and individuals time and space to think deeply about their school communities and design ways to move intractable challenges forward.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

24 live online evening sessions over eight months designed for working professionals. Real-world case study format delivered by experts in DEI related topics.

School Leadership Academy

At the School Leadership Academy, you will learn frameworks for problem-solving, how to use data to make equity-minded decisions, how to supervise and evaluate teaching and learning, how to navigate political, cultural and historical dynamics to sustain academic achievement, how to use social media to reach your community groups and how to think innovatively in developing school resources.

Reading & Literacy Added Authorization

The USC Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program is designed to equip you with the skills and competencies to prepare you as a literacy expert.

Mindfulness for Educators

This course is designed for both beginning meditators and those with experience who want to refine their practice and apply it to their work settings. Classes consist of a combination of lecture, practice, and discussion across six interactive modules.

Summer Gifted Institute

The Summer Gifted Institute is an annual event led by Dr. Sandra Kaplan and a team of faculty members experienced in gifted education, instruction, and curriculum design. This institute is for and provides current K-12 teachers with newly designed differentiated curriculum units responsive to identifying students of diversity and challenging advanced and gifted learners. Note: Does not offer a certificate.

Urban Superintendents Academy

You will learn how to effectively communicate with teachers, fellow administrators, students, parents and the community as a whole. Urban Superintendent Certification jointly issued by AASA and USC Rossier School of Education awarded upon completion.