Teacher Training Programme with Diploma Thesis -
Subject Informatics and Informatic Management
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 Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics|
|Duration / ECTS-Credits||9 semesters / 270 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects)
||Magistra/Magister der Naturwissenschaften (Mag.rer.nat.)|
|Curriculum||Information on the Curriculum (2001W) *
||Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent|
* Information on the Curriculum (2001W)
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 Bulletin June 26 2015, Issue 77, No. 507 (withdrawal of degree study programmes)
- English version of the curriculum (from October 1 2014)
- Curriculum/Consolidated version (from October 1 2014)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin January 27 2014, Issue 10, No. 117 (Regulation Admission Procedure)
- English version of the curriculum (from October 1 2011)
- Curriculum/Consolidated version (from October 1 2011)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin June 8 2011, Issue 26, No. 469 (amendment of the curriculum)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin June 6 2007, Issue 55, No. 239 (amendment of the curriculum)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin April 23 2007, Issue 28, No. 191 and No. 192 (amendment of the curriculum and equivalence list)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin December 23 2003, Issue 15, No. 99 (Regulation: Recognitions)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin July 17 2002, Issue 59, No. 504 (decision of the study commission: change from the old to the new curriculum (examination infront of an examination board))
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin March 20 2002, Issue 28, No. 359 (decision for the recognition of course examinations)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin September 11 2001, Issue 67, No. 830
Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading
The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.
The ECTS Grading 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 ECTS Grading Table is updated in regular intervals.
Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum cirteria
| Positive performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
| not completed
|| Negative performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Source: Academic year 2015/2016
Overall classification of the qualification
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, 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.
(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. Introduction to Practical Computer Science (VO 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 3 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write a diploma thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.
Recommended Course Sequence
Didactics and Training in the Selected Subjects:
- Introduction to Programming
- Introduction to Practical Computer Science
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Programming Methodology
- Introduction to Practical Computer Science
- Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science
- Operating Systems
- Discrete Mathematics
1st examination infront of an examination board
- Database Systems
- Introduction to Scientific Working
- Introduction to Didactics of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Application Systems in Education
- Elective Module
- Methods of Computer Science Education
- Programming in Education
- Elective Module
- Computer Science Management
- Seminar: Subject Didactics of Computer Science
- Elective Module
- Diploma Thesis
2nd examination infront of an examination board
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.
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.
Graduates of the Secondary School Teacher Accreditation Programme for the subject of Informatics and Informatics Management should be able to
- explain the parts of informatics that are taught in general secondary and vocational secondary schools in a simple and understandable way and to motivate the pupils - precondition is to have a sound knowledge of and to master these parts and to know their scientific background and contexts;
- communicate to pupils the practical uses of informatics for the job and for everyday life;
- to critically interpret the curriculum and to assess the quality of school books;
- independently acquire knowledge of new curriculum contents if required;
- to act as informatics expert in the school (e.g. advise for buying hard and software, installation of software, network administration);
- to inform on the importance of informatics and information technology for society.
Within the scope of the professional training courses on programming, user software, systems software, database systems and mathematics have to be passed. At the same time the informatics way of thinking and working (e.g. exact argumentation, factual and impartial thinking, target-oriented working) is practised. During their studies students should get a sufficient insight into the tasks and methods of informatics and to evaluate their possibilities and limits. In the didactic mathematic courses students learn basic theories and models for planning, carrying out and evaluating mathematic classes.
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 fields of informatics that are relevant for teaching in secondary schools, of mathematical didactics and school pedagogy. Graduates are able to demonstrate their competences in these areas and where they overlap with teaching practice 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)
- Procedure (Teacher Training Programme)
- General Information
- Diploma Thesis (Teacher Training Programme)
- Recommendation for the Front Page
- Information about the first examination infront of an examination board
- Information about the second examination infront of an examination board
Forms (in German only)
- Examination Records (First Diploma Examination)
- Examination Records (Second Diploma Examination)
- To block a thesis
- Declaration of Academic Honesty
- Pedagogical Training and School Teaching Practice - First Part of Studies
- Pedagogical Training and School Teaching Practice - Second Part of Studies
Recognitions (in German only)
- Recognition of exams AND Supplementary Sheet
(for Didactics and Training in the Selected Subjects)
- Recognition of exams AND Supplementary Sheet for Pedagogical Training and School Teaching Practice
(Course Examination: Pedagogical Training and School Teaching Practice)
Contact and Information
General Information about the Teacher Training Programme
Standort Innrain 52d
Authorised Representative: Subject Training
assoz. Prof. Dr. Georg Moser
Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Pauer