Physics: Teaching Degree

The general goal of the program is to train professionals with solid and up-to-date insights into Physics and Mathematics to solve problems in the search for new advances in science and technology, with an investigative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit and respect for ethical values ​​and the environment.

Graduates will mostly work with the dissemination of scientific information in different social spheres, whether in formal education or through new forms of scientific education.

The program’s syllabus is comprehensive and flexible, as it seeks to develop skills and knowledge necessary for the current expectations of the job market. The program addresses Classical, Modern and Contemporary Physics, in a theoretical and experimental approach, with a focus on the connection between Physics and Medicine. Additionally, there are courses that prepare students for research in an interdisciplinary way.

The program includes courses on Physics Teaching Methodology, Instrumentation for Teaching Physics, Educational Psychology, General Didactics and Organization and Policies of Basic Education. During the program, students will have a chance to do internships in Elementary, Middle and High schools, museums and science centers.

Graduates from the program will mainly work in basic education, in vocational programs and adult education, in science museums, in publishing houses and private and public bodies that produce and evaluate programs and teaching materials. There are also jobs for Physic professionals in public companies.

Graduates can also pursue graduate degrees in the areas of Physics, Engineering and Education, among others. There is also a growing demand for physicists in industries, especially in the area of Metrology.

1 42240-04 Astronomy
1 95300-04 Calculus I
1 4116F-02 Analytic Geometry
1 42227-02 Physics Seminars
1 42214-04 Topics in Classical Physics
1 42219-04 Topics in Contemporary Physics
2 4115P-02 Differential and Integral Calculus III
2 95301-04 Calculus II
2 42258-04 Fluids and Thermodynamics
2 98D05-06 General and Experimental Physics I
2 4311P-04 General Chemistry
2 15091-04 Ethics and Philosophy of Science
3 4621L-04 Computing and Problem Solving I
3 4115R-04 Differential and Integral Calculus IV
3 4222R-06 Electricity and Magnetism
3 1445D-04 Organization and Policies of Basic Education
3 42228-02 Physics Research I
3 4222C-04 Optics and Waves
4 1426J-04 Didactics
4 4220R-06 Modern Physics
4 95305-04 Applied Mathematics
4 4222B-04 Classical Mechanics II
4 42229-02 Physics Research II
4 1432K-02 Educational Psychology: Development
4 4115S-02 Matrix Algebra
5 42259-12 Elective Course
5 4221E-06 Quantum Physics
5 11521-04 Humanism and Religious Culture
5 4222D-04 Instrumentation and Measurements
5 4221A-04 Physics Teaching Methodology and Practice (140 hours)
5 4222E-02 Physics Research III
5 1432L-04 Educational Psychology: Learning
5 42278-04 Electromagnetic Theory
6 4222H-04 Nuclear and Particle Physics
6 4222F-04 Theoretical and Computational Physics
6 4221B-04 Physics Teaching Practice I (180 hours)
6 4222A-02 Theory of Relativity
6 42288-04 Thermodynamics
7 422XY-00 Complementary Activities (200 hours)
7 42262-04 Solid-State Physics
7 4221D-04 Physics Teaching Insights
7 1216C-04 Brazilian Sign Language
7 42292-02 Statistical Mechanics
7 42243-04 Origins and Development of Physics
7 4221C-04 Physics Teaching Practice II (180 hours)