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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 College of Arts and Sciences courses, see the course descriptions page. For more detailed descriptions of the School of Education courses, click on the course number below.

 

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.

 

 

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

or

EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education (3)

or

EDUC 690: Foundations of Special Education - online (3)

 

 

EDUC 403/532: Families, Schools and Communities with Adolescent Development (1+2)

or

EDUC 532: Introduction to Development and Learning (3)

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

 

 

EDUC 615: Schools and Community Collaboration (3)

or

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 593: 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: Education Workshops (1)

 

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