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

Specialisation: Inclusive Education (Focus Disability)

Curriculum (2016W)


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

Programme Coordination
KPH - Edith Stein

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

0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation

Study Code
UC 198 497 xxx | UC 198 xxx 497

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Information on the Curriculum (2016W)

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.Principles of Inclusive Education at School, VO 2, 3 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).

3.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: VO Principles of Inclusive Education at School
3.5 ECTS-AP; 2 h: PS From Integration to Inclusion
  3.5 ECTS-AP; 2 h: VO Principles of Inclusive Education
  3.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: VU Didactical Concepts and Models for Inclusive Teaching
  3.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: Vo Introduction to Disability Studies

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

Recommended Courses for the second semester of the other Subject.

4.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: VO Inclusion in Youth
2.5 ECTS-AP; 2 h: PS Education and Training of Youths with Special Problems
  3.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: PS Participative School Culture
  3.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: PS Advice and Support for School Transition

  Basics of Educational Science
  3.5 ECTS-AP, 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.

(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 or in the selected teaching subject and the selected specialization.

* 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.

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
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance 46.9= 100%
2GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 34.6
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 12.5
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria 6
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qulification 

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
Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule - Edith Stein, Riedgasse 11, 6020 Innsbruck

Authorised Representative
Mag. Dr. BEd Elisabeth Ostermann

Further Information

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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