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

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

Duration / ECTS-Credits 8 semesters / 240 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects or one subject and one specialisation)
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6 
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Sepcialisation
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
457
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2015W)*
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Supplemental Examination 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.
Application » Information about the admission procedure


*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: 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
16.3
TAB = 100%
 2  GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
33.3
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
30.2
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
20.2
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     
October 2018


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)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Period, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examination must be passed:

  1. School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher, VO 2, 2 ECTS-Credits

(2) Successful passing of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period entitles to passing all further courses and examinations and to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3)  Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements listed in the curriculum must be adhered to.

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).

Recommendations for the First Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Listening/Speaking I
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SL Reading/Writing I
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SL Language Awareness I
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to English Synchronic Linguistics
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology

  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.

Recommendations for the Second Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Listening/Speaking II
2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Reading/Writing II
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to British and Postcolonial Literary Studies
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to American Literary 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.

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training in the subject of English are able to design learning processes in English lessons in a competent and creative way and play a leading, advisory and evaluating role. They can apply their skills acquired during their studies in such a way that they enable the learners to express themselves adequately in the English language with regard to the situation, the learners’ age and the according to their level of achievement. The primary qualification is teaching the English language. This implies a confident and adequate handling of verbal and written forms with regard to the age and the respective situation. The future teachers have gained insights into the functions and functioning of the English language during their theoretical linguistic training, and against this background they are able to adequately and efficiently plan and hold their lessons and to select teaching aids and methods appropriate to the specific situation. The training in literary science and text analysis enables the graduates to adequately fulfil the educational and teaching tasks set out in the curricula. This includes both the ability to select literary and other English-language texts appropriate for the competence level of the pupils, as well as the competence to pass on appropriate reading strategies and methods of analysis to the pupils. Their training in cultural studies enables the graduates to give the pupils insights into the countries of the target language.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Appropriate productive and receptive English language skills; linguistically based understanding of language in general and of the English language in particular; approaches to English-language texts and the ability to interpret them in consideration of different contexts; theory-supported analysis of cultural topics; awareness for the necessity to continuously follow media news on the different target-language countries; familiarity with the latest state of research in language teaching and testing as well as knowledge in the field of language acquisition research.

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 provisionally start their teaching service in the chosen general education subject in secondary schools to complete the Induction and Orientation Phases.

With the qualifications acquired during the Bachelor’s Programme further job opportunities, such as social and youth work or adult education, open up.

Postgraduate and further Study at the University of Innsbruck

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Authorised Representative 
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Pisek

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

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