Teacher Training Programme with Diploma Thesis - Subject Geography and Economics

Curriculum (2001W)

As of winter semester 2015/2016 this programme is no longer open to new entrants.

Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences

9 semesters/270 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects)

Academic Degree
Magistra/Magister der Naturwissenschaften (Mag.rer.nat.)

Study Code

Information on the Curriculum (2001W) *

Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent

* Information on the Curriculum (2001W)

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: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) requirements cease to be effective as of academic year 2014/2015 and no longer apply for students of this study programme.

Students who enrolled for this programme before 1 October 2014 (academic year 2014/2015) can repeat not successful completed courses which were designated in the curriculum as “STEOP courses” four times (= five examination attempts). As per Universities Act § 77 (2), previous attempts are to be counted among the number of total examination attempts permitted.

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subject(s).

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:
One course examination in the second chosen teaching subject and one course examination on the orientation unit, SL 2, 2 ECTS-Credits, of the educational training.

1. Fundamentals of Physical Geography (VO 4, 4 ECTS-Credits)
2. Course from the Studies Induction and Orientation Phase of the second chosen teaching subject
3. Orientation unit (SL 2, 2 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write a diploma thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Didactics and Training in the Selected Subjects:

Pedagogical Training and School Teaching Practice

First Academic Year: Orientation Unit, Introductory Practicum, Reflection Unit

Second Academic Year:Fundamentals of Learning and Teaching and Basic Skills 1

Third Academic Year: Basic Skills 2, Basic Practicum,Subject Related Practicum 1 and 2

Can be taken any semester: Elective Module.

Recommended Course Sequence

  • Fundamentals of Human Geography 1 VO 2
  • Fundamentals of Cartography VO 2
  • The Tyrol, Alps, Europe VO 2
  • Introduction to Management and Economics VO 2
  • Geography and School VO 1
  • Proseminar: Human Geography PS 2
  • Proseminar: Physical Environments PS 2
  • Exkursion-tuorial: Regional Geography (4 semester EU 2
  • Exercises in Economics UE 2
  • Basics of Research on Mountain Regions VO 2
  • Comparative Geography of Mountain Regions VO 2
  • Regional Geography VO 2
  • Detailed Aspects of Economics VO 2
  • Theoretical Basis of Teaching Geography and Economics VO 2
  • Fundamentals of Global Change VO 2
  • Regional Aspects of Global ChangeVO 2
  • Excursion on Global Change EU 2
  • Seminar in General Geography SE 2
  • Detailed Aspects of Business Studies VO 2
  • Practical Lesson Planning and Presentation 1 VU 2
  • Seminar in Regional Geography SE 2
  • Special Topics VO 2
  • Practical Lesson Planning and Presentation 2 VU 2
  • Excursion EU 4
  • Seminar in Economics/Economic Geography SE 2
  • Seminar in Didactics of Geography SE 2
  • Diploma Thesis
  • 2nd examination infront of an examination board
  • Basics of Physical Environments VO 4 (STEOP)
  • Men and Environment VO 4
  • Basics of Teaching VU 2
  • Fundamentals of Human Geography 2 VO 2
  • Fundamentals of Economics and Regional Policy VO 2
  • Working with Thematic Maps in School UE 1
  • Scientific Working Techniques VU 2

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 25.5= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 33.2
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 25.1
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum cirteria 16.2
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2020

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).

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