Bachelor's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education)

Subject: Computer Science

Curriculum (2015W)


KPH - Edith Stein . Universität Mozarteum . PH Tirol . PH Vorarlberg . LFU Innsbruck

As of winter semester 2024/2025 this programme is no longer open. For information on the succeeding bachelor’s programme please consult this page »

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

8 semesters/240 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects or one subject and one specialisation)

Mode of Study

Language of Instruction

Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Programme Coordination
LFU Innsbruck
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
Faculty of Teacher Education

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6 

0114 Teacher Training with Subject Sepcialisation

Study Code
UC 198 463 xxx | UC 198 xxx 463

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Information on the Curriculum (2015W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) The following exams have to be taken during the studies induction and orientation phase, which takes place in the first semester:

  1. School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher, VO 2, 2 ECTS-Credits
  2. Introduction to Programming, VO 3, 4.5 ECTS-Credits

(2) Before the full completion of the introductory study and orientation phase, students can participate in courses amounting to 22 ECTS credits.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

The bridge course mathematics is recommended to first year students in the Bachelor's programmes Technical Mathematics and School Teacher Training Mathematics. The bridge course offers support for first year students to ease the transition from school to university.

The bridge course in computer science is open to all entering students in the Bachelor programs of computer science and computer science education. Participation is optional but recommended to all beginning students. This introductory course offers

  • background knowledge about computers and computer science to ease the transition into university studies,
  • first-hand insider advice on university studies,
  • opportunities to meet fellow students and form study groups even before the semester starts,
  • Introduction to algorithms and programming.

4.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: VO Introduction to Programming
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Introduction to Programming
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: SL Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science

Basics of Educational Science
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher

Recommended Courses for the first semester of the other Subject.

4.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: VO Programming Methodology
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Programming Methodology
  4.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: VO Operating Systems
  3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SL Operating Systems

Basics of Educational Science
  3.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PR Dealing with the Challenges as a Teacher at School - Teaching Practice I

Recommended Courses for the first semester of the other Subject.

Course Sequence (incl. Basics of Educational Science) in progress

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Secondary School Teacher Training Programme (General Education) qualifies its graduates as teachers in the selected subjects of general education / specializations for all secondary schools (Neue Mittelschule, Polytechnische Schule, Academic Secondary Schools,  Intermediate and Higher Technical and Vocational Schools). This study programme also meets the requirements for teaching in intermediate and higher schools in the South Tyrol *. It consists of a Bachelor’s Programme and a subsequent Master’s Programme. It covers training in general education science, a pedagogical-practical training and a subject-specific and subject-didactic education in the two selected teaching subjects.

The graduates of the Bachelor’s Secondary School Teacher Training in the subject of computer sciencehave acquired the following expert skills:

  • They are able to explain the part of computer science taught at secondary schools in a simple and understandable way and to motivate the pupils. This requires an excellent knowledge of computer science and its scientific background.
  • They are able to assess the quality of schoolbooks and other teaching materials (software etc.) and to use them critically.
  • They are able to critically interpret the curriculum and, if necessary, to independently elaborate new curricular content.
  • They are able to inform about the social importance of computer science and information technology as well as legal aspects of dealing with data.

Based on these subject-specific competences, the graduates have acquired the following subject-didactical competences:

  • They are able to evaluate and select teaching materials and thematic approaches and can design teaching materials for the respective age and target group.
  • They are able to arise the pupils’ interest in computer science and its fields of application.

* South Tyrolean teacher education students have to fulfil specific prerequisites, if they want to teach in South Tyrol. For information contact the Office for South Tyrolean Affairs.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Bachelor’s Secondary School Teacher Training in the subject of computer science are able to teach the practical use of informatics in job and everyday life. They are able to select, test and evaluate teaching methods based on evidence from didactic research. To do so, they deal with the results of didactic research, know didactic theories and models and use them for their teaching practice.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) are admitted to the corresponding Master’s Programme and can provisionally start their teaching service in the chosen general education subjects in secondary schools to complete the Induction and Orientation Phases.

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 27.4= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 27
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 25.8
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 19.8
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Authorised representative for subject training and didactics (from 01.03.2024)
Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Sauerwein, BSc MSc PhD

Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Ammann

Informations for students from South Tyrol* 
Office for South Tyrolean Affairs
*For students from South Tyrol, there are special requirements if they want to teach in South Tyrol.

Informations for students with disabilities
Disability Office

Information about the Programme

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