UNC Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (UNC-BEST); B.A., B.S.

Program Description


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 enrolled in the following departments 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 major in one of the subjects below:

Students will be prepared for NC licensure in either mathematics (9-12) or Comprehensive Science (9-12).


UNC-BEST Admissions Requirements
  • Math or Science (biology, chemistry geological sciences, and physics) majors
  • Online application
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one letter must from a UNC instructor)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (500-750 words)
    Describe your interest in teaching, pertinent background experiences, and relevant aspirations.
  • SAT or ACT score requirements
    SAT: Math-550, Reading-550, 1100 Combined
    ACT: Math 24, English-24, 24 Composite

*Applicants who do not meet the minimum SAT & ACT score requirements can take the Prax I Core Academic Skills for Educators: Score-468 Composite; Reading - 156/Writing - 162; Math-150