Pre-MAT is an early affiliation option for current UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students. When you apply to affiliate with our Pre-MAT program, you are eligible to receive graduate credit while pursuing your bachelor’s degree.
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.
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.
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