Pre-MAT is an early affiliation option for current UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students. When you choose to affiliate with our MAT program, you are eligible to receive graduate studies credit while you are pursuing your bachelor’s degree.
For UNC students, you may affiliate with pre-MAT as early as the second semester of your first undergraduate year. If approved for pre-MAT, you may transfer in to the MAT program up to 12 credits when you earn a B or better in a specified set of courses, above and beyond the 120 undergraduate credits (minimum) required to earn your bachelor’s degree.
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.
Pre-MAT students are eligible to participate in the Tricontinental Teacher Training (TTT) Exchange Program, which links our students with pre-service teachers at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the University of Education, Winneba (Ghana).