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

Subject: English

Curriculum (2015W)


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

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

Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the first diploma examination if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

Programme Coordination
LFU Innsbruck
Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture
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 198 457 xxx | UC 198 xxx 457

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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 English Synchronic Linguistics, VO 2, 2.5 ECTS-Credits
  3. Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology, VO 2, 2.5 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).

2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Listening/Speaking I
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SL Reading/Writing I
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SL Language Awareness I
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to English Synchronic Linguistics
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology

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.

2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Listening/Speaking II
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Reading/Writing II
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to British and Postcolonial Literary Studies
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to American Literary Studies

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)

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.

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training in the subject of English are able to design learning processes in English lessons in a competent and creative way and play a leading, advisory and evaluating role. They can apply their skills acquired during their studies in such a way that they enable the learners to express themselves adequately in the English language with regard to the situation, the learners’ age and the according to their level of achievement. The primary qualification is teaching the English language. This implies a confident and adequate handling of verbal and written forms with regard to the age and the respective situation. The future teachers have gained insights into the functions and functioning of the English language during their theoretical linguistic training, and against this background they are able to adequately and efficiently plan and hold their lessons and to select teaching aids and methods appropriate to the specific situation. The training in literary science and text analysis enables the graduates to adequately fulfil the educational and teaching tasks set out in the curricula. This includes both the ability to select literary and other English-language texts appropriate for the competence level of the pupils, as well as the competence to pass on appropriate reading strategies and methods of analysis to the pupils. Their training in cultural studies enables the graduates to give the pupils insights into the countries of the target language.

* 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

Appropriate productive and receptive English language skills; linguistically based understanding of language in general and of the English language in particular; approaches to English-language texts and the ability to interpret them in consideration of different contexts; theory-supported analysis of cultural topics; awareness for the necessity to continuously follow media news on the different target-language countries; familiarity with the latest state of research in language teaching and testing as well as knowledge in the field of language acquisition research.

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 subject in secondary schools to complete the Induction and Orientation Phases.

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 21.1= 100%
 2 GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 34.1
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 28.5
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 16.3
 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)
Mag. Dr. Ulrich Pallua

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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