Master's Programme Secondary 
School Teacher Training (General Education) Subject: German 

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KPH - Edith Stein . Universität Mozarteum . PH Tirol . PH Vorarlberg . LFU Innsbruck

Programme Coordination LFU Innsbruck
Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture
Faculty of Teacher Education

Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects)
Academic Degree
Master of Education (MEd)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
556
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2018W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree
(at least 240 ECTS-Credits) or equivalent and
Laguage Certificates
Application

 

*Information on the Curriculum (2018W)

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)  

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • At least 95 ECTS-Credits in subject-didactics and subject-didactics for German
  • At least 40 ECTS-Credits in Educational Studies

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

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 4 semesters or 120 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). 

Recommendations for the First Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO German Philology
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE German Philology
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Methods and Theories of German Philology

Education Studies

2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO School Development and Professional Community
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: A course must be selected from the following subject areas: Learning Research, Teacher Education &
                                          Professionalisation, School Research, Leadership and School Development Research

Recommendations for the Second Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SE In-Depth Study: German Philology II
5.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO In-Depth Study: German Philology III 

Education Studies

7.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: PR Research in the field of formal education and teaching experience IV

Recommendations for the Third Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SE Subject-Didactics German    

Education Studies

3.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SE Education Laboratory – Reflection and Development in a Pedagogical Context
2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Advanced Study of Current Issues of the Foundations of Education Science in the School and
                                          Education System  

Recommendations for the First to the Third Semester (Education Studies) »

2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: One advanced course corresponding to 2.5 ECTS-Credits is to be freely chosen from the following topical
                                           areas: Gender Sensitivity in the School and Education Sytem II, Inclusion and Heterogeneity in the School
                                           and Education System II, Everyday-Life-Related Multilingualism and Interculturality in the School and
                                           Education System II, Plurality of Worldviews II

Recommendations for the Fourth Semester »

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

During the Master’s Programme courses amounting to 20 ECTS-Credits must be passed in elective subjects.


Course Sequence (incl. Education Studies)

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Secondary School Teacher Training Programme (General Education) qualifies its graduates as teachers in the selected subjects of general education / specialisations 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 *. In the Master’s programme the knowledge and skills acquired in the Bachelor’s programme is broadened and deepened. Graduates are able to solve problems of teaching in secondary schools in an innovative and creative way. They are able to independently deal with scientific or artistic topics resp. with regards to contents and by using appropriate methods. They are able to participate in expert discourse and to independently acquire more specialist, subject-didactical and pedagogical knowledge and to implement it in their teaching.

With regard to the subject of German the graduates

  • can reflect, modify and present subject-specific contents, theories, development perspective and application areas and relate them to their profession.
  • can recognise specific scientific issues and problems and work on them in a professional way;
  • can apply subject-specific procedures and methods in a way appropriate to the situation and the target group.
  • can recognise gender and diversity aspects through founded scientific dealing with literary and other linguistic evidence, name them and take them into account as is required by their profession.
  • reflect, modify and present specific subject-didactical contents, theories, development perspectives and fields of application.
  • show possible learning processes for subject-specific contents and adjust their teaching correspondingly.
  • relate the subject German to subject didactics, education sciences and the school practice resp. and discuss them in a research-based way.
  • evaluate sustainable acquired knowledge and skills based on different examination procedures.
  • diagnose the performance status and learning process of the learners and implement supporting measures.
  • develop, practically implement and critically reflect on teaching concepts in the fields of the subject selected with regard to the respective curriculum in consideration of the specifics of the group of learners (with regard to age, gender, social and cultural background).

* 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 https://www.uibk.ac.at/suedtirolagenden.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates have an expert knowledge and the ability to independently work on and critically reflect on complex subject-related, methodological and theoretical contexts and issues of the subject (possibly also with interdisciplinary perspectives) and to integrate them into their own work. Moreover, they have acquired the ability to work with and critically reflect on subject-didactics in relation to current theory formation and methodology, and the competence to apply this knowledge on actual subject-didactic issues.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Master’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) qualifies for teaching at secondary schools. Based on the Bachelor’s Programme, the graduates acquire the competences needed for teaching in a way to meet the educational requirements of a developing school and society.

With the qualifications acquired during the Master’s Programme, further job opportunities in the fields of the respective study programme and in the field of education, such as social and youth work or adult education, open up.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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

TAB = %

2

GOOD:
Generally good, but with some errors

3 SATISFACTORY:
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors

4 SUFFICIENT:
Performance meets the minimum cirteria

5 INSUFFICIENT:
Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     
Source: will be updated shortly


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).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Authorised representative for subject training and didactics
Mag. Dr. Elisabeth De Felip-Jaud

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

Information for Students with disabilities

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