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

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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 8 semesters / 240 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects)
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
471
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2015W)*
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
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
23.3
TAB = 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
29.6
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
25.1
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
22.0
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     
Source: WS 2017/2018


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 »

1.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: VO Preparatory Course in Mathematics
1.5 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: PS Preparatory Course in Mathematics
   6.0 ECTS-Credits, 4 h: VO Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics
   4.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics

  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 »

4.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: VO Mathematical Methods of Physics for Prospective Teachers
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Mathematical Methods of Physics for Prospective Teachers
  7.0 ECTS-Credits, 5 h: VO Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics
  3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics

  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 Secondary School Teacher Training in the subject of Physics have acquired expert, didactic, pedagogic and teaching-practical skills in the subject of physics. This enables them to competently teaching pupils in the subject of physics and the awaken their interest for physical process in nature and technology.

The graduates

  • have a well-founded knowledge in all central subdisciplines of physics, whereby the focus is not on a great number of known facts, but on an overall view promoting understanding and are able to prepare this knowledge for pupils, to understand the way of thinking of physics and to illustrate its contents with interesting experiments.
  • are able to demonstrate the advantages but also dangers and risks of technical use of physical insights as well as associated possible effects on the society and to deal with them critically.
  • have knowledge of the didactics of teaching physics and have dealt with modern research literature of this field.
  • are convinced of the necessity to independently acquire knowledge and continue their education in terms of lifelong learning. This way they should be able to follow subject-specific and subject-didactical developments and to independently modernize, adapt and further develop their teaching practice

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are experts for promoting personal development processes, for arranging learning situations, for accompanying learning  processes and evaluating learning outcomes.

They have a sound knowledge in the field of physics and the didactics of physics. They are able to demonstrate their competence in these areas and at the interfaces to other areas by formulating in a scientific correct way and by substantiating arguments.

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 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
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Saurer

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

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