Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (BEST) Minor

Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (BEST) is designed for students majoring in mathematics or science. Students complete a set of core courses in the School of Education to teach secondary science or mathematics. Course work is designed to prepare help students apply theories of mathematics and science learning to teaching in the high school classroom, grades 9-12. Students who complete the minor will be prepared to apply for a North Carolina teaching license.

A student interested in this minor must apply through ConnectCarolina. We encourage any interested applicant to reach out to the School of Education advising team to discuss a course plan to successfully complete the minor.


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
EDUC 532IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human Development and Learning 13
EDUC 615Schools and Community Collaboration 13
EDUC 689Foundations of Special Education 13
EDUC 760Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary/K-12 Subjects I (fall only) 23
EDUC 746Practica Student Internship (spring only)9
EDUC 747Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary/K-12 Subjects II (spring only)3
Total Hours24

Must be completed before taking EDUC 746 and EDUC 747


Must be completed before starting the internship.

Additional Requirements

Students are required to take the edTPA for completion of the minor. 

Students are required to take the Praxis Exam(s) for completion of the minor. 

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