Teacher Training Programme with Diploma Thesis -
Subject Greek

As of winter semester 2015/2016 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding bachelor’s programme please consult this page »

Faculty Faculty of Humanities 2
Duration / ECTS-Credits 9 semesters / 270 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects)
Academic Degree
Magistra/Magister der Philosophie (Mag.phil.)
Study Code
341
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum *
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Supplemental Examinations

Supplemental examination in Greek 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 ("Oberstufe") after the eighth grade. 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.


* Information 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: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins» (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
66.2
= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
24.5
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
6.9
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
2.4
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017


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).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) requirements cease to be effective as of academic year 2014/2015 and no longer apply for students of this study programme.

Students who enrolled for this programme before 1 October 2014 (academic year 2014/2015) can repeat not successful completed courses which were designated in the curriculum as “STEOP courses” four times (= five examination attempts). As per Universities Act § 77 (2), previous attempts are to be counted among the number of total examination attempts permitted.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until summer term 2014 »

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subject(s).

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:
One course examination in the second chosen teaching subject and one course examination on the orientation unit, SL 2, 2 ECTS-Credits, of the educational training.

1. Greek Reading (SL 2, 3 ECTS-Credits)
2. Course from the Studies Induction and Orientation Phase of the second chosen teaching subject
3. Orientation unit (SL 2, 2 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

Didactics and Training in the Selected Subjects:

First Part of Studies

  • a) Introduction  (6h)
  • b) Grammar (6 h)
  • c) Reading(4 h)
  • d) History of Literature (8 h)
  • e) Myth and History (4 h)
  • f) Subject Didactics I (4 h)

Second Part of Studies

  • a) Aspects of Greek Literature (6 h)
  • b) Intellectual History (4 semester hours = h)c)
  • c) Sprach- und Literaturtheorie(8 h)
  • d) Subject Didactics II (6 h)

Elective Module (8 h)

Diploma Thesis, 2nd examination infront of an examination board

Recommendations for the Course Sequence can be found on the website of the Institute of Language and Literature: http://www.uibk.ac.at/sprachen-literaturen/grlat/studium-forschung


Pedagogical Training and School Teaching Practice

First Academic Year: Orientation Unit, Introductory Practicum, Reflection Unit

Second Academic Year: Fundamentals of Learning and Teaching and Basic Skills 1

Third Academic Year: Basic Skills 2, Basic Practicum,Subject Related Practicum 1 and 2


Can be taken any semester: Elective Module (Pedagogy internship outside of the school setting).

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Secondary School Teacher Accreditation Programme aims at a preparatory vocational and scientific education for the certification of secondary school teachers with subject-specific, didactic, and pedagogical qualifications as well as school teaching practice. A scientifically sound basic education provides graduates with the necessary competences in order to work in their future occupational fields in a flexible and professional manner.

Main focus of the Secondary School Teacher Accreditation Programme for the subject of Greek is on Greek Literature, which is the cradle of some of the most important texts of European culture. Literature is read in original language and in translations. Main focus is on authors of different genres and epochs like e.g. Homer, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Plato and Plutarch.

Other important aspects of the studies include Greek language (skills acquired in secondary schools or elsewhere are improved), the effects of the ancient world on European culture (reception history), theories of modern literature and neighbouring disciplines like history, archaeology and philosophy.

In subject didactic courses students are prepared for their future as teachers of Greek. They gain e.g. insights into the latest teaching and learning methods or the basics of testing and assessing. Since the studies are incorporated in the "Innsbruck Model of Foreign Language Teacher Education" (IMoF) that has been awarded with the European Language Label for innovative language projects, some subject didactic courses have cross-linguistic character, this means they are attended by students studying different languages.


The pedagogical education and school teaching practice

  • imparts graduates with a well-founded knowledge of secondary school teaching and learning in order to efficiently manage their teaching practice and help to assist and support the learning and educational processes of their pupils;
  • enables graduates to evaluate and further develop their teaching practice based on proven methodology;
  • allows graduates to understand school as an institution and organization in order to actively shape and develop school.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are academically educated experts in fostering personal development processes, arranging learning situations, accompanying learning processes, and assessing learning outcomes.

They acquire a sound knowledge in the areas of Greek Philology and Greek Subject Didactics. Graduates are able to demonstrate their competences in these areas and where they overlap with archaeology and pedagogy by formulating arguments and supporting theories in a scientifically correct manner as well as solving problems in an innovative manner.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates of a Secondary School Teacher Accreditation Programme are in particular teaching at lower and upper secondary schools. The qualifications acquired in the Teacher Accreditation Programme provide access to other vocational fields in the study programme, the educational sector, social and youth work, and communication.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Examination Dates (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

General Information about the Teacher Training Programme
http://www.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten/soe/lehramt/

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Authorised Representative
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Kompatscher-Gufler

Associate Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Pisek

Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Pauer

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