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

Specialisation: Media Pedagogy

Curriculum (2015W)


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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 Semester/240 ECTS-AP
(combination of two subjects or one subject and one specialisation)

Mode of Study

Language of Instruction

Supplemental Examination
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Programme Coordination
LFU Innsbruck
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Faculty of Teacher Education

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

0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation

Study Code
UC 198 496 xxx | UC 198 xxx 496

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Informationen on the Curriculum

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 Media Pedagogy, VO 2, 3.5 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).

3.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to Media Pedagogy
4.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Concepts of Media Competence and Media Studies
3.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Fundamentals of Practice of Scientific Working

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.

4.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU Special Issues on Development and Socialization: Media Socialization
  3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS
Media Socialization
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Media and Communication Theory for Pedagogues
  5.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU
Design of Teaching-Learning Processes with Media: Concepts and Models

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.

Moreover, graduates can be employed wherever a pronounced media competence and knowledge of media education as well as a conceptual, methodical, theory-based, networked and problem-oriented way of thinking, the ability to consider alternatives and to synthesize different approaches, conceptual creativity and independent working with information sources under conditions of medialization and digitalization are required.

The Bachelor Secondary School Teacher Training Programme (General Education) with the specialization Media Pedagogy enables its graduates to act as multipliers of media knowledge as well as founded media-pedagogical knowledge in school and non-school institutions.

Moreover, students acquire key qualifications which enable them to impart profound specialist knowledge of media developments and media-dynamic relationships in consideration of political, social, economic and cultural aspects with regards to the age group of the learners.

Knowledge, skills and competences for performing tasks, in particular in the following fields:

  • design, application, evaluation and criticism of media and information technologies for learning and teaching. 
  • realisation of education and training tasks in the field of the media and promoting of media education in different contexts (e.g. cooperation with subject didactics, continuing and further education) and education-biographical relationships.
  • researching, evaluating, consolidating and structuring of information offers and tasks of media-supported knowledge organization on an individual and institutional level.
  • development of media-pedagogical concepts for tasks in and outside of schools.
  • communication design for schools and across schools in consideration of all involved groups (pupils, teachers, parents, administrators and representatives of the school authorities, cooperating institutions etc.).

* 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 50.7= 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 27.7
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 14.9
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria 6.7
5INSUFFICIENT: 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
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Theo Hug

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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