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Course Requirements

UNC-BEST was designed to be a fast track to licensure so science and math majors can earn their baccalaureate degree and obtain their teaching license in 8 semesters of undergraduate studies. The required courses, listed below, can be taken in any order. All required UNC-BEST courses also fulfill degree requirements and/or UNC General Education Requirements. For more detailed descriptions of the courses, see the course descriptions page.

BIOL 410: Principles and Methods of Teaching Biology (4)

  • Fulfills the upper level biology elective requirement for the biology degree.
  • Fulfills the Experiential Education (EE) UNC General Education Requirement.

OR

CHEM 410: Instructional Methods fro Teaching Chemistry (4)

  • Fulfills the upper level chemistry elective requirement for the chemistry degree.
  • Fulfills the Experiential Education (EE) UNC General Education Requirement.

OR

GEOL 412: Principles and Methods of Teaching Geology (4)

  • Fulfills the upper level geological sciences elective requirement for the geological sciences degree.
  • Fulfills the Experiential Education (EE) UNC General Education Requirement.

OR

MATH 410: Teaching and Learning Mathematics (4)

  • Fulfills the Experiential Education (EE) UNC General Education Requirement.

OR

PHYS 410 Teaching and Learning Physics (4)

  • Fulfills the upper level physics elective requirement for the physics degree.
  • Fulfills the Experiential Education (EE) UNC General Education Requirement.

 

Beginning Fall 2012:

EDUC 403: Families, Schools, and Culture (1)

EDUC 503*: Leadership Seminar (3)

EDUC 516: Introduction to the Education of Learners (3)

or

EDUC 690: Foundations of Special Education (3)

EDUC 532: Child and Adolescent Development (2)

  • Fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS) UNC General Education Requirement

EDUC 533: Social Justice in Education (3)

  • Fulfills the U.S. Diversity (US) UNC General Education Requirement.
  • Fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS) UNC General Education Requirement.

EDUC 569: Student Teaching Internship (9)

  • Fulfills the successful teaching experience requirement set by North Carolina Department of Public of Instruction.
  • Involves student in full time teaching experience at a local high school.

EDUC 601: Education Workshops (1)

 

 

Before Fall 2012:

EDUC 532: Understanding Learners (3)

  • Fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS) UNC General Education Requirement

EDUC 533: Diversity and Teaching (3)

  • Fulfills the U.S. Diversity (US) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS) UNC General Education Requirement.

EDUC 535: Teachers and Schools (3)

  • Fulfills an elective requirement.

EDUC 569: Student Teaching Internship (12)

  • Fulfills the successful teaching experience requirement set by North Carolina Department of Public of Instruction.
  • Involves student in full time teaching experience at a local high school.

EDUC 601: UNC-BEST Seminars (1)

  • Required seminar for exploring current issues in science teaching and building community among UNC-BEST students and faculty.

 

 

*Must be taken in conjunction with EDUC 569

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