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

Subject: Russian

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 Examinations
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 Specialisation

Study Code
UC 198 472 xxx | UC 198 xxx 472

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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. Fundamentals of the Study Programme, VO 1, 2.5 ECTS-Credits
  3. Culture and History of Eastern Europe, VO 2, 2.5 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).

2.5 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: VO Fundamentals of the Study Programme
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Culture and History of Eastern Europe
5.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Selected Periods of Russian Literature

For students who have no prior knowledge of the Russian language or script, we recommend the courses Russian Ia and Russian Ib (for further information, please send an e-mail to the authorised representative for subject training and didactics).

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.

7.5 ECTS-Credits, 6 h: UE Russian I
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU Russian Phonetics and Phonology
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO History of the Slavonic Languages/of the Russian Language
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU Selected Areas of Film

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 first 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.

For the Bachelor’s Secondary School Teacher Programme in the subject of Russian, the beginners of the programme must either have language skills in Russian at A2 level or acquire these skills in the first semester within the scope of an integrative and action-orientated language training at the university. In the field of linguistics and literary and cultural studies, the students acquire the fundamentals future teachers need for their work at schools. Courses in these fields familiarise the students with the Russian language system, scientific working techniques, methodological and theoretical approaches as well as the literature and culture of the country (including film and media).

In subject didactics the students acquire the required know-how for the internship and their future lesson planning and holding as well as for designing tasks and tests.

* 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 are experts for promoting personal development processes, for arranging of learning situations, for accompanying learning processes and for evaluating learning outcomes.

They have a sound knowledge in the fields of linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies and language didactics. They meet educational and teaching standards as well as methodological-didactical requirements and are able to design their classes in consideration of the age-specific requirements of their pupils and of the educational aims of the respective school types.

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 subjects in secondary schools to complete the Induction and Orientation Phase.

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 36.6= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 29.7
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 18.9
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 14.8
 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

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Authorised representative for subject training and didactics
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Magdalena Kaltseis, MA

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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