The Postgraduate Program in Science Teaching and Mathematics Education (PPGECEM) from the Universidade Estadual da Paraíba (State University of Paraíba) has been in operation since 2007 and since then more than 180 master’s theses have been defended. At the beginning the program served professionals trained in the areas of Mathematics and Physics.
By the demand, in a short time it was realized the need to expand the vacancies in Science Teaching. Thus, from 2013 onwards the offer was extended to attend professionals trained in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Pedagogy and related subjects.
Therefore, today PPGECEM has two areas of concentration: “Science Teaching” and “Mathematics Education”.