About

The Secretariat of Distance Education of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte was created in June 2003, with the objective of fomenting Education in its distance modality and stimulating the use of information and communication technologies as a teaching and learning tool. Operating in the Civic Square of the Central Campus, SEDIS is able to provide pedagogical and technical assistance for projects of distance courses.

The organizational structure of SEDIS-UFRN, in accordance with the Institution’s Rules of Procedure, includes:

  • Secretary’s Office
  • Technical assistance
  • Coordinates:
    – Pedagogical (COORDPED)
    – Administrative and Project Management (CAP)
    – Information Technology (ITC)
    – Production of Didactic Materials (CPMD)
  • Administrative Secretary.
    SEDIS also has a support structure represented by the Asset Division.
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Services

Education and communication materials
Print Publishing

We publish printed printed material and own publications produced by other units of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.

E-books

We have edited e-books from didactic materials and printed books produced by other sectors of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.

Digital and interactive

We produce digital and interactive materials to give greater visibility to content produced by expert teachers in various areas of knowledge.

Audio-visual

We have a specific sector for audiovisual productions, such as institutional videos, promotional videos and reports. In addition, a studio is available for the production of videotapes.

 

Support poles

Caicó is a brazilian municipality belonging to the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Main city in the Seridó region, distant 256 km from the capital, Natal. Its territory occupies an area of 1,228,574 km ², equivalent to 2.33% of the state surface, positioning it as the fifth municipality with greater extension of Rio Grande do Norte.
Its population in 2011 was 63 147 inhabitants, which places it as the seventh most populous city in the state, being the second most populous of the interior of Rio Grande do Norte, with a population density of 51,04 inhabitants per km ².

Polo de Apoio Presencial UAB Caicó – uabcaico@yahoo.com.br
UFRN/CERES – Centro de Ensino Superior do Seridó
Adress: Rua José Evaristo, s/n.º, Penedo, CEP 59300-000.
Telephone: (84) 3421-4879 / (84) 99975-0886
Coordinator:  Tânia Cristina Meira Garcia – tania_cristina2005@yahoo.com.br
Support: Djanni Martinho Sobrinho
Cel. Institucional: (84) 9474-6640

Caraúbas is a city in the state of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil), located in the Apodi Plateau Microregion and Potiguar West Meso-region in the northeast of the country, two hundred and ninety-six kilometers (296 km) from the state capital Natal. According to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), in 2010 its population was estimated at 19,576 inhabitants, and its territorial area is 1,095,006 km2.

Presential Support Center UAB Sertão das Caraubeiras – poloabcaraubas@gmail.com

Municipal School Josué de Oliveira
Address: Alfredo Alves de Azevedo Street, 212, Dr. Sebastião Maltez Fernandes, CEP 59780-000
Phone: (84) 3337-3327
Coordinator: Antônia Joenilma Menezes de Oliveira – joenilmaexito@bol.com.br
Technical Support: To be defined
Institutional Phone: (84) 9474-6644

Currais Novos is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. It is located in the region of Seridó, central region of the state on the border with the state of Paraíba, 172 km from the capital of the RN, Natal. According to data from the 2010 Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), its population is composed of 42,652 inhabitants, being thus the largest municipality of the microregion, the second of the mesoregion and the ninth most populous of the entire state.

UAB Currais Novos Presencial Support Polehttp://polo-de-curraisnovos.blogspot.com.br

UFRN / CERES – Seridó Higher Education Center
Address: Rua Manoel Lopes Filho, 138, Valfredo Galvão. CEP: 59.380-000
Phone: (84) 3342-2250 – Extension: 400
Coordinator: Edneide Maria Pinheiro Galvão – edneidemariag@bol.com.br
Technical support: Maria Suília da Silva Cortez
Cel. Institutional: (84) 99474-6641

Extremoz is a Brazilian municipality located on the coast of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Belonging to the Microregion of Natal and the Meso-region of Eastern Potiguar, as well as to the Metropolitan Region of Natal and the Polo Coast of the Dunes, it is located 16 kilometers from the capital, Natal. The population of the municipality, according to the 2010 Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), is composed of 24,569 inhabitants.

UAB Support Center Darcy Ribeiro

Address: Rua Projetada, s / nº, Loteamento Áurea, Centro. Zip code: 59.575-000
Phone: (84) 98855.7410
Coordinator: Kleber Gomes de Azevedo
Cel. Institutional: (84) 98855.7410

Grossos is a coastal municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, located in the micro-region of Mossoró. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Census 2010, its population is estimated at 9,393 inhabitants. Its main beaches are Barra, Pernambuquinho and Areias Alvas, popular because of the gastronomy (seafood, fish and shrimps), the tranquility they offer and the practice of sports, such as kitesurfing.

UAB Educa Grossos Presencial Support Centerhttps://www.facebook.com/poloeducagrossos

Address: Av. Raimundo Gonçalves de Oliveira, 10 – Boa Esperança, Grossos. CEP: 59.6785-000
Phone: (84) 3327-3562
Coordinator: Doriedson Costa e Silva – doriedsoncosta@gmail.com
Technical support: Kléber Victor de Oliveira
Cel. Institutional: (84) 99474-6643

Guamaré is a municipality located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, being part of the microregion of Macao, Central Meso-region Potiguar and Polo Costa Branca. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), in 2010, its population was estimated at 12,404 inhabitants. Guamaré stands out as one of the municipalities that produce the most oil, having in its territory an industrial pole of Petrobras.

Presential Support Center UAB Guamarépolouabguamare2013@hotmail.com
Address: Monsenhor Jose Tibúrcio Street, s/n – Centro, Guamaré-RN, CEP: 59.598-000
Phone: (84) 3525-2622
Coordinator: Márcia Meyre Abreu Leite Bezerra – marcia_leite2009@hotmail.com
Technical support: Tânia Leonor da Câmara Olegário

Lajes, municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil), located in the microregion of Angicos.
According to the census conducted by IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) in the year 2000, its population is 9,399 inhabitants. Territorial area of 666 km². It has one of the most famous peak in the Rio Grande do Norte, Cabuji peak, with 590 meters of altitude. Lajes is located in the Central Region of the State, distant 125 km from the capital.

UAB Lajes Presence Support Pole – uablajesrn.blogspot.com

Municipal School Maria da Conceição Salviano Cavalcante
Address: R. Coronel Joaquim Teixeira, s / n – Centro, Lajes / RN, CEP: 59535-000
Phone: (84) 99909-6111
Coordinator: Claudionor de Melo da Silva – cdmds@uol.com.br
Technical support: Edilene Santos
Cel. Institutional: (84) 99909-6111

Luís Gomes is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. It is located in the Upper West Potiguar region, as well as in the western Potiguar mesoregion and in the microregion of the Serra de São Miguel, at a distance of 442 kilometers west of the state capital, Natal. Occupying an area is 166,637 km², of which 1,1666 km² are from urban areas. The population of the municipality estimated in 2011, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), is 9 645 inhabitants.

Presential Support Center UAB Alzenir Pereira Firmino Nunes – Municipal School Padre Osvaldo

Address: Senhora Santana Avenue, 17 – Centro, Luis Gomes/RN, CEP: 59940-000
Phone: (84) 3382-2450
Coordination: Joseani Martins da Costa – puaplgcoordena@outlook.com
Technical Support: Leonardo Batista Cipriano, Manoel Lemos e Sônia Maria de Almeida
Institutional Phone: (84) 99983-2020

Macau is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, located in the Macao microregion, the Potiguar Central Meso-region and the Costa Branca Pole. According to the 2010 Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), its population is 28,954. Macau has a land area of ​​788 km² and is located 175 km from the state capital, Natal. The municipality of Macao is in a region producing sea salt (one of the main in Brazil), oil and fish, being one of the largest producers of sardine.

UAB Macau Support Center – https://www.facebook.com/Polo-Uab-Macau

UFRN – Professor Benito Maia Barros Campus
Address: Rua Padre João Clemente, s / no, Porto de São Pedro. Zip code: 59.500-000
Phone: (84) 3521-1965
Coordinator: Prof. Geraldo Alves Diniz – geradoadiniz@gmail.com
Luís Bouquillard – luisbouquilard@yahoo.com.br
Technical support: Aleuda Santos Oliveira and Manoel Nazareno de Oliveira
Cel. Institutional: (84) 99430-5277

Marcelino Vieira is a municipality in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Belonging to the Pau dos Ferros Microregion and to the West Potiguar Meso-region, it is located 390 km from the state capital. It occupies an area of ​​345,707 km², and only 0.36682 km² are in urban perimeter, and its population is composed by 8,265 inhabitants, according to the 2010 Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

UAB Support Center Marcelino Vieirahttp://uabpolomarcelinovieira.blogpot.com.br

Address: Travessa Néo Pontes, s / n, Centro. Zip Code: 59.970-000
Phone: (84) 3385-2070
Coordinator: Francimeire Cesário de Oliveira Queiroz – meire.c@hotmail.com
Technical support: José Liomar Mendes de Oliveira
Cel. Institutional: (84) 99648-4321

Martins is a Brazilian municipality located in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. It is located at an altitude of 745 meters, 377 km from the state capital Natal. A mountain town located at the foot of the Serras de Martins, it is considered the “Princesa serrana” or the “Campos do Jordão do Rio Grande do Norte” due to its climate and pleasant fresh air in contrast with the semi-arid climate of other regions of the interior of the state. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), disclosed in the year 2010, its population is 8,218 inhabitants.

UAB Martins Presence Support Centerwww.facebook.com/UAB.EAD

State School Joaquim Inácio
Address: Rua Antonio Marcelino, s / n Praça Jocelyn Villar – Bairro Jocelyn Villar, Martins / RN, CEP: 59535-000
Phone: (84) 99229-6431
Coordinator: Hélia de Oliveira Silva – holiveira36@gmail.com
Technical Support: Not informed
Cel. Institutional: (84) 99917-7308 / (84) 98804-5070

Founded on a Christmas day, on December 25, 1599, on the banks of the Potengi River, the capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte has a population estimated at 885,180 inhabitants, according to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (2017).

Natal is known by tourists, Brazilian and foreign, for its natural beauty, beautiful beaches, dunes, coconut trees and for having a privileged geographical location. The municipality is among the coastal cities of the State, in all, are 410 kilometers of coastline of the Potiguar.

The place is also nicknamed City of the Sun, because the sun shines during a good part of the year, having during the rainy season the months comprised between March and July. Ponta Negra is the most popular beach in the city, good for bathing, with infrastructure of tents, hotels, bars, restaurants, food trucks squares and handicraft centers.

Presential Support Center UAB Natal

CEMURE – Municipal Reference Center in Education 
Address: Coronel Estevam Street, 3705, Nossa Senhora de Nazaré – CEP: 59.060-200
Phone: (84) 3232-3390
Coordination: João de Castro – dicastro.uabnatal@gmail.com
Technical Support: Francineide Perreira Gomes

Nova Cruz is a city located in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in the meso-region and the microregion of the potiguar Agreste. The agreement with the growth of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), in the year 2010, its population is of 35 541 inhabitants, being the second most populous municipality of the state. Territorial area of 277,657 km².

Presential Support Center UAB Nova Cruz
UFRN/NESA – Agreste Higher Educantion Center
Adress: Assis Chateaubriand, s/nº, Center, CEP 59215-000
Phone: (84) 9474-6653
Coordinator: Luiz Augusto de Morais Filho – moraesnatal@globo.com
Technical support: Monique Pereira da Costa
Institutional Phone: (84) 9474-6653

Parnamirim is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Belonging to the Metropolitan Region of Natal, the Meso-region of East Potiguar and the microregion of Natal, it is located to the south of the state capital, distant of this twelve kilometers. It occupies an area of ​​120,202 km², and its population was counted in the year 2010 in 202 413 inhabitants, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, being then the third most populous municipality of the state.

Presential Support Center UAB Parnamirim

Address: Castor Vieira Régis Street, 424, Cohabinal, CEP 59140-670
Phone: (84) 99171-1686
Coordination: Gildecy Souza da Silva – gildecyparnamirim.souza@yahoo.com.br
Technical Support: Eriko da Silva Batista e Joelmir Alex de Sousa Barbosa  
Institutional Phone: (84) 9474-6654

São Gonçalo do Amarante is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, located in the mesorregion of the East Potiguar and microregion of Macaíba. Its population, according to the 2010 Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), is 87,668 inhabitants, which classifies it as the fourth most populous municipality in the state. It is distant thirteen kilometers from the capital and is part of the Metropolitan Region of Natal.

UAB Presence Support Center Dr. Rui Pereirauabsga@yah.gmail.com

Address: R. Belchior de Oliveira Rocha S / N, center / São Gonçalo do Amarante
Phone: (84) 98706-9082
Coordinator: Profª. Rosilda da Costa Felix – rosildasga@hotmail.com
Technical support: Helomar Júnior
Cel. Institutional: (84) 98706.9082

Courses

Bachelor degree

Bachelor of Public Administration – The Distance Public Administration Course, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, aims to provide professionals with the appropriate training to intervene in social, political and economic reality, and contribute to the improvement of the management of activities carried out by the Brazilian State, at the federal, state and municipal levels.

Graduation

Biological Sciences – The degree course in Biological Sciences Distance, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, has as main objective to promote the formation of professors in Sciences and Biology from a suitable theoretical foundation, as basis for a competent action, which includes knowledge.

Physical Education – The Degree Course in Distance Physical Education, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, aims to train and qualify professionals for teaching Physical Education in basic education, in particular in the public school network of the State of Rio Great Northern. The implementation of the Physical Education course is part of the strategic plan of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.

Physics – The Degree in Physics at Distance, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, aims to contribute to the training of teachers for basic education, with emphasis on training for the latest grades of elementary education and for teaching medium. The professional coming from this undergraduate course should provide the student with a vision of the social role of the educator and of the training in Physics.

Geography – The Degree Course in Distance Geography, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, aims to collaborate with the qualification of public school teachers who are acting without training in the area.

History – The Degree Course in Distance History, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, aims to enable students to exercise the work of historian and also to act in teaching at the elementary and secondary levels of education, in addition to supplying specific demands of their field of knowledge.

Letters – The Degree in Distance Learning, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, aims to train professionals capable of acquiring and developing the skills and abilities necessary to operate with and on their object of study: linguistic studies and studies literary works.

Mathematics – The Degree Course in Distance Mathematics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, aims to train teachers to work in basic education, with emphasis on training for the latest grades of elementary and high school.

Pedagogy – The Licenciatura Course in Pedagogy, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, has as general objective to enable teachers, through the superior course, to exercise teaching in early childhood education and in the initial years of elementary education and for activities of coordination and pedagogical advice in schools, institutions of the educational system and educational projects in non-school spaces.

Chemistry – The Degree in Distance Chemistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, aims to train teachers for basic education, with emphasis on training for the latest grades of elementary and high school. The students have adequate preparation for the pedagogical application of knowledge and Chemistry experiences in the related areas in their professional activity as an educator in the levels of elementary and secondary education.

 

Specialization

Frequently Asked Questions

The pedagogical project of our degrees requires that the student attend the Support Pole at least once a week, making it impossible to attend to those who are very distant from it.

UFRN is a public institution and as such does not charge anything for its courses. They are entirely free.

Yes, the diploma is issued by UFRN and for that it has been accredited since 2005. It is exactly the same as the face-to-face courses.

The duration of undergraduate distance courses is the same duration as its face-to-face equivalent and varies according to the course. Our degrees, for example, last 4 (four) years (8 semesters). The administration course lasts 9 semesters.

The main characteristic of undergraduate distance learning courses is that they do not have an hour of operation, the student can study at the time that is most convenient. Some courses require the student to attend the In-Home Support Pole at least once a week to pick up their material and account for their activities to the tutor, but this time is freely available to the student.

The entrance to the distance courses of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte will occur through the notes of the National High School Examination. That is, to apply for one of the vacancies in EAD courses, the candidate must have taken the ENEM. All the information about the entrance examination of distance learning courses will be published on the SEDIS and Comperve website. Stay tuned.

Under Brazilian law, undergraduate courses can be done only by those who have completed high school.