Frequently Aasked Questions
Below you will find common questions about the Teach Science and Mathematics program at USC's College of Education. If you do not see the answer to your question below, please contact us.
Q: What grade levels can I teach as a part of the Teach Science and Mathematics program?
A: The Teach Science and Mathematics program is designed for those interested in teaching secondary schools (middle and high levels or grades 9-12). Teaching in the middle grades (5-8) is also an option.
Q: I want to teach in the middle grades. What is available as part of the Teach Science and Mathematics program for middle grades?
A: USC has an undergraduate major in Middle Level Education. This 4-year Bachelor's Degree will license you to teach mathematics or science in grades 5-8.
Q: I want to teach, but I want to focus on the elementary level. Can I still enroll in the Teach Science and Mathematics program at USC?
A: The Teach Science and Mathematics program at the College of Education is designed specifically for those who are interested in teaching science or math at the middle and secondary levels (grades 5-12). Other programs for elementary education are available. Learn more about teaching at the elementary level here.
Q: How long does the Teach Science and Mathematics program take to complete?
A: The bachelor's degree portion of the program typically takes four years to complete and the master's degree portion of the program typically takes one year to complete. See a complete curriculum explanation here.
Q: I'm interested in applying to the Teach Science and Mathematics program at USC's College of Education. How do I apply?
A: Simply click here for information on how to apply to the University.
Q: I'm worried about affording the tuition. What type of financial aid is available?
A: There are many ways to pay for tuition costs. You can earn scholarships, apply for financial aid, or make monthly payments. Click here for more information on Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities (links to that page.)
Q: I'm OK at science and math, but I don't know how well I could teach it. Should I even consider this as a career choice?
A: Click here to explore being a STEM teacher and find out if it's right for you.