Propel the World
Jennifer A. Diliberto, Ph.D.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Teaching Fellows Program Pillars: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Equity and Diversity, Experiential Education, and Educator Leadership, guide the development of a Teaching Fellows Community of Learners. Students learn and reflect collaboratively through coursework, clinical experiences, experiential learning, community service, and professional development. The four pillars are interwoven throughout coursework, clinical experiences, enrichment activities, and other opportunities to emphasize critical themes essential to becoming a teacher and leader.
Eligible Teaching Fellows Pathways
(Licensure Areas Offered)
Bachelor’s Degree Pathways:
UNC-BEST: Secondary Science (Biology, Physics,Chemistry,Geology); Secondary Mathematics
PreMAT Affiliation, then continuing to the MAT to complete licensure with a Master’s degree: Special Education K-12, General Curriculum; Secondary Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geology); Secondary Mathematics
Non-Degree Seeking, licensure only Pathway:
Pathways to Practice North Carolina (P2PNC): Special Education K-12, General Curriculum; Secondary Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geology); Secondary Mathematics
Master’s Degree Pathway:
*Master’s in the Arts of Teaching (MAT) Pathways: Special Education K-12, General Curriculum; Secondary Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geology); Secondary Mathematics
*UNC-CH undergraduate students can begin MAT coursework while completing their Bachelor’s degree.
“The Carolina Community is full of opportunity in and out of the college classroom. Our Teaching Fellows Program is designed to prepare students to Propel the World through the gift of learning to ALL students they serve.” ~ Jennifer Diliberto
Campus Enrichment Overview
Our enrichment opportunities focus around the four UNC-CH Teaching Fellows Pillars. Each academic year our program chooses a central theme from within these pillars to provide a seminar series allowing students to learn from and interact with educational experts. We also take fieldtrips to model classrooms allowing students to see effective teaching in action. Furthermore, our students have multiple opportunities to engage in experiential learning through on– and off-campus Maker Space studios, Outward Bound, and the Durham County Schools Hub Farm. These are just some of the many opportunities available to our UNC Teaching Fellows Community of Learners.
Using 2015 data from the UNC Educator Quality Dashboard, the value of having a UNC-CH teacher is like gaining four more additional weeks of instruction during the school year.