Programs for Undergraduate Students

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program

The School of Education has created a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree model in which students can complete their undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in approximately five years.

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Human Development and Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is a pre-professional major for undergraduate students interested in careers that will improve the lives of children and families across the variety of contexts and cultures in which families live, learn and work. These careers are called "Helping Professions" and might include education, public health, social work, health services, business services, counseling services, and more.

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UNC Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (UNC-BEST)

UNC-BEST is a collaboration between the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. This innovative program offers undergraduate science and mathematics majors the opportunity to complete requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and obtain licensure as a secondary science or mathematics teacher in North Carolina in four years. Students will be prepared for NC licensure in either mathematics (9-12) or Comprehensive Science (9-12).

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K-12 Music Education

K-12 Music Education is a collaboration between the School of Education and the Music Department. This program offers undergraduate music majors the opportunity to complete requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and obtain licensure K-12 music teacher in North Carolina in four years. Students will be prepared for NC licensure in teaching music at the K-12 grade level.

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Minor in Education

The Minor in Education provides undergraduate students considering teaching - including those contemplating service through Teach for America - structured opportunities to observe and work in school classrooms and to investigate current educational issues.

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