Bachelor's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training
(General Education) Subject: History, Social Studies and Political Education

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Faculty Philosphy and History

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 Specialisation
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
461
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2015W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Laguage Certificates
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 (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)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter semester 2019 »

(1) The following exams have to be taken during the studies induction and orientation phase, which takes place in the first semester:

  1. School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher, VO 2, 2 ECTS-Credits
  2. Introduction to the Study of Historical Sciences, VO 2, 3 ECTS-Credits

(2) Before the full completion of the introductory study and orientation phase, students can participate in courses amounting to 22 ECTS credits.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until summer semester 2019 »

(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 »

3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Introduction to the Study of Historical Sciences
2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE General Scientific Working Techniques
  5.0 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: VO Fundamentals (one Module):
                                      - Fundamentals Ancient History
                                      - Fundamentals Middle Ages
                                      - Fundamentals Modern Times
                                      - Fundamentals Economic and Social History
                                      - Fundamentals Austrian History
                                      - Fundamentals Contemporary History
                                      - Fundamentals Political Education

  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 »

5.0 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: VO Fundamentals (one Module):
                                      - Fundamentals Ancient History
                                      - Fundamentals Middle Ages
                                      - Fundamentals Modern Times

                                      - Fundamentals Economic and Social History
                                      - Fundamentals Austrian History
                                      - Fundamentals Contemporary History
                                      - Fundamentals Political Education

5.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Fundamentals (one Module):
                                      - Fundamentals Ancient History
                                      - Fundamentals Middle Ages
                                      - Fundamentals Modern Times

                                      - Fundamentals Economic and Social History
                                      - Fundamentals Austrian History
                                      - Fundamentals Contemporary History
                                      - Fundamentals Political Education

  One Module of Sources and Studies (1, 2 or 3):
  2.5 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE a. or b. of the selected module

  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 History, Social Studies and Political Education have acquired specialist knowledge as well as methodical and didactic skills which prepare them for teaching history and all its social and political dimensions.

In the Bachelor’s Programme knowledge of the most important developments in the historical epochs (Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History, Contemporary History) and disciplines (Austrian History and Economic and Social History) as well as Political Education are imparted. From the beginning, a critical approach to sources and depictions is promoted. Parallel to this, there is a didactic training which prepares the students especially for the imparting of historical knowledge and skills. Lesson planning and design and a practice-oriented didactic and methodological implementation of historical topics are focused on.

Dealing with history and the resulting historically-based understanding allow for an preferably impartial, objective-analytical approach to current problems of the present.

* 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

The graduates are experts for promoting personal development processes, for arranging learning situations, for accompanying learning processes and for evaluating of learning outcomes. They have a sound expert knowledge and methodological skills and are able to teach historic developments and relationships with all their political, social, economic and cultural aspects.

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 subjects in secondary schools to complete the Induction and Orientation Phase.

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 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
27.7 TAB = 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
31.6
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
23.0
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
17.7
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     
March 2019


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. Mag. Dr. Brigitte Truschnegg

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

Information for Studends with disabilities

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