UNC-BEST at a Glance


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Geological Science, Physics or Mathematics

Credit Hours




Best for

Students majoring in science or mathematics who want licensure to teach in high school.


Students majoring in biology, chemistry, geology, physics or mathematics may apply to join UNC-BEST after your first semester and up until your senior year.

NC Teaching Fellows at UNC Chapel Hill

UNC-BEST 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 NC Teaching Fellows at UNC-Chapel Hill