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

Subject: Spanish

Curriculum (2015W)


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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 Teacher Education
Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture

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

0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation

Study Code
UC 198 473 xxx | UC 198 xxx 473

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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. History of Spanish Literature and Culture, SL 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).

5.0 ECTS-Credits, 4 h: UE Spanish 1: Grammar and Vocabulary (B1+)
1.5 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE Reading/Writing 1 (B1+)
1.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Corrective Phonetics (B1 & B2)
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SL History of Spanish Literature and Culture
2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU Hispanophone Culture and Their Representation in the Media

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, 4 h: UE Spanish 2: Grammar and Vocabulary (B2+)
1.5 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE Reading/Writing 2 (B1+)
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Listening/Speaking 2 (B1+)
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU Reading and Analysis
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: VO Cultural Studies

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.

The graduates of a Teacher Training Programme in the subject of Spanish see it as their lifelong, extra-occupational task to deal with the countries and the people and in particular to visit and stay in the respective target countries, also after having completed their studies.  The specialist training in the Bachelor’s programme in the subject of Spanish comprises the fields of literary science, linguistics, cultural studies and language comprehension. The students get an insight in the literary and cultural history, learn to critically interpret and analyse texts, are made familiar with the contents of linguistics and deal with social, political and historic aspects of the target countries.

The subject-didactic training aims at enabling the future language teachers to acquire a wide repertoire of methods to constructively and creatively design pupil-centred, action-oriented and communicative language lessons, based on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) and the latest language acquisition, learning and assessment research. The didactic training is integrated into the "Innsbruck Model of Foreign Language Teacher Education (IMoF)", awarded with the European Language Label for innovative language projects. It offers language-overlapping modules and promotes good cooperation between the language subjects at schools already during the training.

* 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 of the Bachelor’s Secondary School Teacher Training in the subject of Spanish 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 are able to demonstrate their competence in these areas and at the interfaces to school education through the scientifically correct formulation and substantiation of arguments and the innovative solution of problems.

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 be provisionally start their teaching service in the chosen general education subjects 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 30.9= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 33.5
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 24.5
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 11.1
 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: Subject Training
Ass.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Carmen Konzett-Firth

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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