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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, serves North Carolina, the United States and the world through teaching, research and public service. We embrace an unwavering commitment to excellence as one of the world’s great research universities.

Our mission is to serve as a center for research, scholarship and creativity, and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students to become the next generation of leaders. Through the efforts of our exceptional faculty and staff, and with generous support from North Carolina’s citizens, we invest our knowledge and resources to enhance access to learning and to foster the success and prosperity of each rising generation. We also extend knowledge-based services and other resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the State.

With lux, libertas (light and liberty) as its founding principles, the University has charted a bold course of leading change to improve society and to help solve the world’s greatest problems.

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  • Chapel Hill, NC

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Gracie Grant

Some of the things I’ve learned in the MAT program that will serve me well in the future are to always be adaptable and to not be afraid to take risks in the classroom. Adaptability is one of the most important skills a teacher can have and through experiences like student teaching and experiential learning, I’ve been able to become a very adaptable teacher.

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Bachelor’s & licensure

Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (UNC-BEST)

  • From 48 to 48 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

UNC-BEST is a collaboration between the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. This innovative program was created to attract college students majoring in science and mathematics into secondary teaching.

With UNC-BEST, you can complete your training—including certification and an undergraduate science/math major—in four years by combining individualized coaching, intensive teaching experiences in K-12 classrooms and relevant STEM content integrated with pedagogy.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • Apr. 11, 2024


Application Fee & Annual Tuition

Learn how to get$100 Back
and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $4,498

    In State Tuition

  • $18,779

    Out of State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to see if you can, too!


Forgivable Education Loans for Service

The Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. Find eligible degree programs and more information at  https://www.cfnc.org/FELS.


North Carolina Teaching Fellows

The UNC School of Education is a partner with the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program which provides support for future teachers in mathematics, science, and special education.


C-STEP Program

Taking courses at the community college can significantly reduce the cost of obtaining your bachelor's degree. UNC Chapel Hill has partnerships with 14 community colleges. If you’re a high school senior who’s planning to enroll at one of our partner community colleges or a college student currently attending one of these schools, we hope you’ll consider applying to C-STEP and that you’ll reach out to your local community college counselor for help and support.

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Licensure Areas

Biology (9-12)
Chemistry (9-12)
Earth Science (9-12)
Math (9-12)
Physics (9-12)

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