Pre-MAT at a Glance


For UNC students, you may apply to affiliate with Pre-MAT as early as the second semester of your first undergraduate year.  An early affiliation status provides you the opportunity to enroll in up to 12 credit hours of specified graduate level courses in the School of Education that may later be considered for transfer credit toward the Masters of Arts of Teaching (MAT) degree, if admitted.  You are only permitted to double count a maximum of 12 credit hours of Pre-MAT courses toward your undergraduate program of study and your possible future MAT graduate program of study.  Additionally, for these credits to be considered, a grade of B or better must be earned in each.

About Credit Transfer
How to Affiliate

Early affiliation is an option available to current UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students only.

How to Affiliate
MAT Application Process

If you affiliate with the Pre-MAT you must still apply to the MAT program through the graduate school but your application will be placed in a priority pool during the admission review process.

MAT program
NC Teaching Fellows at UNC Chapel Hill

Pre-MAT students are eligible to apply to be an NC Teaching Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill. NC Teaching Fellows will receive up to $4,125 a semester in forgivable loans for a commitment to serve as a science, mathematics, or special education teacher in North Carolina.

About the NC Teaching Fellows at UNC Chapel Hill
International Exchange Programs

Pre-MAT students are eligible to participate in the following international exchange programs:

Tricontinental Teacher Training (TTT) Exchange Program links our students with pre-service teachers at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the University of Education, Winneba (Ghana).

Student Teachers Across Regions (STAR) Program matches our students with peers from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.