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

Subject: Music Education

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

Supplemental Examination
Examination to demonstrate suitable artistic aptitude must be completed satisfactorily before admission to the study programme.

Programme Coordination
Mozarteum University (Location Innsbruck)

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

0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation

Study Code
UC 198 470 xxx | UC 198 xxx 470

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Information about the admission procedure

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. Introduction to Music Pedagogy, SL 2, 2 ECTS-Credits
  3. Introduction to Scientific Working, SL 2, 2 ECTS-Credits
  4. Music History 1, VO 2, 2 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 Coruse 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: KE Artistic Major 1
  1.0 ECTS-AP; 1 h: KE Piano Practice 1
  1.0 ECTS-AP; 1 h: KE Artistic Subject Voice 1
  2.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: SL Introduction to Music Pedagogy
  2.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: SL Introduction to Scientific Working

  2.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: VO Music History 1
  2.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: VU Texture including Ear Training 1
  1.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: KG Choir 1

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.

3.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: KE Artistic Major 2
  1.0 ECTS-AP; 1 h: KE Piano Practice 2
  1.0 ECTS-AP; 1 h: KE Artistic Subject Voice 2
  2.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: VO Music History 2
  2.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: VU Texture including Ear Training 2
  1.0 ECTS-AP; 1 h: KG Dance and Movement 1
  1.0 ECTS-AP; 2 h: KG Choir 2

  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.

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 Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) in the subject of Music Education can

  • plan their music education lessons according to the curriculum and the situation by performing their own music, moving to music and engaging with historical and systematic aspects of music.
  • express themselves artistically in many ways.
  • outline the many uses of music (as soloists and in an ensemble), use it for their classes and instruct others to express themselves in music.
  • understand music as sound phenomenon and medium of expression anchored in a historic and socio-cultural context that is subject to certain principles
  • make use of different approaches in reception and production of different forms of music, their structures, principles of organisation and inherent laws under supervision.
  • reflect on music-cultural developments, actively design them and to inspire a critical awareness for different forms of musical expression and their different social functions.
  • work on scientific questions relating to instrumental/vocal pedagogy/vocal didactics and other music-related disciplines with appropriate research methods under supervision.

* 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 access to a wide range of basic artistic, perceptual and design skills relevant to music teaching in secondary schools, as well as relevant musicological, theoretical and analytical knowledge. A sound knowledge in music didactics and school pedagogy puts them in a position to design motivational learning environments in consideration of the target group and the individual musical abilities and interests of the learners and to investigate questions in music pedagogy and didactics resp. according to scientific criteria.

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 64.7= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 23.5
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 8.6
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 3.2
 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

General Information about Bachelor's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training

Andrea Staudacher
Telefon +43 512 560319-3133

Head of Curriculum Committee and Academic Staff Responsible for Recognitions
 Mag. Reinhard Blum
 Telefon +43 67688 122 346

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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