Application to licensure preparation programs (like the MAT or UNC BEST programs) and application to be an NC Teaching Fellows are two separate processes.

The NC Teaching Fellows Commission reviews the NC Teaching Fellows applications, conducts interviews, and selects semi-finalists and finalists. UNC-CH is NOT involved in the NC Teaching Fellows application and selection process.

Current UNC Undergraduate Students

Apply to NC Teaching Fellows BEFORE applying to licensure program (i.e., MAT, UNC-BEST).

Incoming First-Year, Graduate, and Transfer Students

We encourage incoming students to also apply to at least one of the other four NC Teaching Fellows host campuses (NC State UniversityUNC-CharlotteMeredith CollegeElon University).


  • Application Deadline: January*
  • Semi-Finalist Round Notifications and Interviews: March*
  • Finalist Notification: April*

*Note: specific dates have not been published yet. We will update admissions deadlines as soon as we are notified of the dates for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Apply Now

The online application is available at the N.C. Teaching Fellows website:

Apply Now