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).
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!