Pre-MAT at a Glance


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.

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.