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

Subject: German

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 198 456 xxx | UC 198 xxx 456

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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. Survey of German Linguistics, VO 2, 4 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).

4.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Survey of German Literary Studies
4.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Survey of German Linguistics
2.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: VU Writing Competence I

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: VO Theory, Methodology and Systematics of Literary Studies
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Text Analysis and Interpretation
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Development of Linguistic Competences
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU Grammar of Contemporary German
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Horizons of Subject Didactics
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Language Didactics

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 second 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.

In the Bachelor’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training in the teaching subject of German students deal with historic and contemporary German language and literature as well as with the related socio-cultural and societal processes in a scientific way. On the basis of a solid professional competence, they can meet the educational and teaching tasks as well as the didactic requirements in such a way that the lessons correspond both to the age-specific requirements of the pupils and the living environment of the adolescents as well as to the different specific educational goals of the different school types. In principle the education also considers social, political and intercultural opportunities and perspectives of dealing with language and literature so that cultural diversity and mobility can be perceived as a chance and task. Although the teacher training programme for German serves the preparation for teaching German at secondary schools, the graduates also acquire skills and abilities which are of importance beyond the vocational field of schools, for example in adult education.

* 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 have in-depth knowledge in the fields of German linguistics and literary science as well as subject-specific didactics. They are able to fulfil the educational and teaching tasks as well as the methodological-didactical requirements for providing lessons corresponding to the age-specific requirements of the pupils and the specific educational aims in the subject of German in different school types of the secondary level (general education).

Graduates of the Bachelor’s programme are able to orientate on the current state of research in German studies and didactics as well as the educational requirements of a developing school and society. On this basis they acquire skills that characterize teachers who are successful in school reality.

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 26.6= 100%
 2 GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 31.3
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 26.5
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 15.6
 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).

Information about the Programme

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Authorised representative for subject training and didactics 
Mag. Dr. Elisabeth De Felip-Jaud

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

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