The UNC Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (UNC-BEST) program was designed in a collaboration with the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. This innovative fast-track program offers undergraduate students majoring in science and math the opportunity to complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree and obtain licensure as a secondary science or mathematics teacher in North Carolina in four years.
Students who complete the UNC-BEST program will be prepared for N.C. licensure in either mathematics (9-12) or Comprehensive Science (9-12).
Program of Studies
One teaching methods course in student’s major department
Three EDUC courses that meet UNC General Education Requirements
Adolescent Development and Learning
Social Justice, Families and Schools
Full time professional student teaching internship
Students teach full time in a local high school classroom for 14 weeks
N.C. Teaching Fellows
The UNC-BEST program is open to North Carolina Teaching Fellows!
The N.C. Teaching Fellows Program provides up to $4,125 per semester in forgivable loans for a commitment to serve as a secondary science or mathematics teacher in a North Carolina. The number of semesters a student is eligible for funding is based on program entry point. Students planning to apply to the UNC-BEST program are eligible to apply. Learn more about becoming an N.C. Teaching Fellow!