Program of Study

The program of study, i.e., the curriculum and courses, for the UNC-BEST program is made up of 4 parts:

Pedagogy Courses

Choose one of these discipline-specific courses.

  • BIOL 410: Principles and Methods of Teaching Biology, 4 hrs
  • CHEM 410: Instructional Methods in the Chemistry Classroom, 4 hrs
  • GEOL 412: Principles and Methods of Teaching Earth Science, 4 hrs
  • MATH 410: Teaching and Learning Mathematics, 4 hrs
  • PHYS 410: Teaching and Learning Physics, 4 hrs

Educational Foundations

These three courses are required for the major. They focus on educational foundations, child/student development and general pedagogy.

  • EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 532: Introduction to Development and Learning, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 615: Schools and Community Collaboration, 3 hrs

Student Teaching

  • EDUC 593: Internship/Student Teaching, 12 hrs

Seminar

  • EDUC 601: Education Workshops, 1 hr
    Must be completed during student teaching semester