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

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

Programme Coordination LFU Innsbruck
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
Faculty of Teacher Education

Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects or one subject and one specialisation)
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
563
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 (in process) 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

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).

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 Computer Science
  • 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 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: Compiler Construction or Computer Linguistics and Automata Theory: One of two compulsory modules from the curriculum of the Master’s Programme in Computer Science must be selected: In summer semester Module 1 (Compiler Construction) or in winter semester Module 2 (Formal Language and Automata Theory).

or

  • 10 ECTS-Credits: Master Advanced Computer Science: Modules covering 10 ECTS-Credits must be selected from the compulsory and elective modules from the curriculum
    * of the Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Science, with the exception of module 22 (Seminar with Bachelor’s Thesis) and 23 (Interdisciplinary Skills) and modules already passed during the Bachelor’s Programme, or
    * of the Master’s Programme Computer Science, with the exception of compulsory module 5 (Specialisation Module) and 6 (Master’s Thesis Defense). A maximum of one Master’s seminar can be credited.

  •  Subject Didactics: the courses of the compulsory modules subject-secific education should be passed in the first or second semester:
    * 3 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SE Special Chapters in Didactics for Computer Science
    * 3 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SE Theories and Methods of Evidence-Based, Quantitative and Qualitative Teaching-Learning Research for Teaching Computer Science
    * 2 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: PS E-Learning-Didactics and Instructions Design for Teaching Computer Science
    * 2 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: PS School Information Systems and Pedagogical IT System Administration

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 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: Compiler Construction or Computer Linguistics and Automata Theory: One of two compulsory modules from the curriculum of the Master’s Programme in Computer Science must be selected: In summer semester Module 1 (Compiler Construction) or in winter semester Module 2 (Formal Language and Automata Theory).

or

  • 10 ECTS-Credits: Master Advanced Computer Science: Modules covering 10 ECTS-Credits must be selected from the compulsory and elective modules from the curriculum
    * of the Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Science, with the exception of module 22 (Seminar with Bachelor’s Thesis) and 23 (Interdisciplinary Skills) and modules already passed during the Bachelor’s Programme, or
    * of the Master’s Programme Computer Science, with the exception of compulsory module 5 (Specialisation Module) and 6 (Master’s Thesis Defense). A maximum of one Master’s seminar can be credited.

  •  Subject Didactics: the courses of the compulsory modules subject-secific education should be passed in the first or second semester:
    * 3 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SE Special Chapters in Didactics for Computer Science
    * 3 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SE Theories and Methods of Evidence-Based, Quantitative and Qualitative Teaching-Learning Research for Teaching Computer Science
    * 2 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: PS E-Learning-Didactics and Instructions Design for Teaching Computer Science
    * 2 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: PS School Information Systems and Pedagogical IT System Administration

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 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: Compiler Construction or Computer Linguistics and Automata Theory: One of two compulsory modules from the curriculum of the Master’s Programme in Computer Science must be selected: In summer semester Module 1 (Compiler Construction) or in winter semester Module 2 (Formal Language and Automata Theory).

or

  • 10 ECTS-Credits: Master Advanced Computer Science: Modules covering 10 ECTS-Credits must be selected from the compulsory and elective modules from the curriculum
    * of the Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Science, with the exception of module 22 (Seminar with Bachelor’s Thesis) and 23 (Interdisciplinary Skills) and modules already passed during the Bachelor’s Programme, or
    * of the Master’s Programme Computer Science, with the exception of compulsory module 5 (Specialisation Module) and 6 (Master’s Thesis Defense). A maximum of one Master’s seminar can be credited.

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.

Graduates of the Master’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) in the subject of Computer Science have advanced the subject-specific and subject-didactic knowledge acquired in the respective Bachelor’s Programme.

They know different applications of computer science and have a basic understanding of the methods of applied computer science.

Expected Learning Outcomes

The following key competences are imparted or advanced in the Master’s Programme:

Abstraction, formalisation and critical examination of the given problem; independent problem analysis, self-responsible and creative problem-solving; clear presentation and clean documentation of the developed solutions as well as project management; In addition, a sound assessment of one's own work is trained from a legal, ethical and social point of view. For this, they have dealt with selected results of didactic research and are able to use them practically and purposefully in their own lessons.

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
assoz. Prof. Dr. Georg Moser

Associate Dean of Studies
 
assoz. Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller

Information for Students with disabilities 

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