Qualified Programs

UNC-Chapel Hill provides multiple pathways for NC Teaching Fellows to earn STEM and Special Education teacher licensure.

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Who is Eligible?

High School Students

Through UNC-BEST, students majoring in biology, physics, mathematics, geological sciences, and chemistry can add secondary teacher licensure through additional course work.

Undergraduate & Transfer Students

Pre-MAT & MAT Programs

We offer undergraduate and transfer students the opportunity to complete specified MAT coursework as a Pre-MAT candidate while an undergraduate student. Specific courses totaling 12-credit hours can be taken as an undergraduate student and transferred into the MAT program.

The MAT program offers licensure to STEM candidates in both Science and Mathematics, grades 6-9 and/ 9-12. Our Special Education MAT Strand licenses candidates in K-12, General Curriculum-Special Education to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in the least restrictive environment.

UNC-BEST

UNC students majoring in biology, physics, mathematics, geological sciences, and chemistry can add secondary teacher licensure through additional coursework through the UNC-BEST program.

Graduate Students

We offer a full-time, one calendar year Master of Arts in Teaching program. The MAT program offers licensure to STEM candidates in both Science and Mathematics, grades 6-9 and/or 9-12 and K-12, General Curriculum-Special Education licensure to teach student with mild to moderate disabilities in the least restrictive environment.