Graduate Program

Physics for Teachers MNPEF (Professional)

The National Professional Master’s Program in Physics Teaching (MNPEF) is a professional graduate program, aimed at teachers who effectively teach physics. The course’s goal is to qualify, at master’s level, elementary and high school teachers in the contents of physics and in contemporary teaching strategies, such as the use of electronic, technological, and/or computational media resources for motivation, information, experimentation, and demonstrations of different physical phenomena.

MNPEF is a master’s degree inserted in national network, promoted and supervised by the Brazilian Physics Society (SBF), and applied in higher education institutions across the country, called hubs, where the curricular integration and thesis supervision are held.

It is a professional master’s degree; thus, it does not require exclusive dedication from the students. Instead, the course requires that they remain in the classroom teaching physics, along with the master’s activities.

Research areas:

Physics in Elementary Education;

Physics in High School;

Processes of Teaching and Learning and Information and Communication Technologies in Physics Teaching


Professional Master’s degree.

Selection Process:

Call for application usually opens in October or November. The selection process involves two steps, the National Essay Exam and the Memorial Defense Exam, both of eliminatory and classificatory criteria. The National and Complementary notices are available in the websites: and

Classes Begin:

Usually in March (depending on the year’s calendar).




Limited availability.




Program Website

Additional information about calls, application and deadlines, please go to the program Website


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