Course Duration / ECTS 8 semesters / 240 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department English and American Studies
Mode Full time
Study ID 407
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the teacher training programme for the subject of English, students must hold the ‘Matura’ or another higher education entrance qualification, have a good command of the German language, and successfully pass the acceptance process which assesses students’ aptitude for teaching at schools.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

Students of the BEd teacher training programme for the subject of English will hone their language skills (the target is to reach C2 level in both written and oral production), and gain knowledge in the fields of linguistics (the analysis of the various manifestations and uses of the English language), literary studies (the analysis of English literature from different perspectives), and culture studies (information about the cultural particularities of English-speaking countries). They will receive a modern teacher training based on current scientific findings geared to prepare students for the challenges of teaching English (planning lessons, evaluating assessments, teaching language skills and knowledge, etc.). Students will be trained to teach English at secondary schools and other educational institutions both professionally and methodically.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The BEd teacher training programme for the subject of English prepares students to teach English at secondary schools and other institutions of education (adult education etc.). Due to the comprehensive education students receive in all areas of English and American Studies, graduates can choose from a wide range of careers. For example, the fields of journalism and other media-related jobs, culture and educational management, translation, tourism, international trade, publishing and library work are ideal destinations for English and American Studies graduates.

Why Salzburg?

The teacher training programme for the subject of English at the department of English and American Studies is distinguished by its outstanding student-to-staff ratio and offers excellent teaching (awarded with the Excellence in Teaching Award of the University of Salzburg) in the fields of linguistics, literary studies, Fachdidaktik and language acquisition. Many of the department’s lecturers are native speakers of English from the United States and Great Britain. We greatly emphasize the importance of combining current research with teaching and strive for practical relevance, especially in Fachdidaktik seminars and lectures geared towards teacher training. Moreover, there are numerous possibilities for students to study abroad, many offers promoting young teachers already during their studies (scholarships and prizes) and a dedicated students’ union. Our MEd and MA degrees connect directly to the BEd teacher training course for the subject of English and offer a great variety of opportunities to intensify your studies.

How is the course structured?

Teacher Training Programme Subject English
STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase)3 ECTS
‘Fachdidaktik’20 ECTS
Language Acquisition (incl. qualifying exam)25 ECTS
Linguistics12 ECTS
Literary Studies12 ECTS
Cultural Studies12 ECTS
Specialization10 ECTS
Bachelor’s Thesis3 ECTS
2nd study course/specialization (besides English)97 ECTS
Basics of Educational Sciences40 ECTS
Optional subjects6 ECTS
Total240 ECTS


Emilia-Sanda Milancovici

Emilia-Sanda Milancovici
Referentin für LA Englisch (Cluster Mitte)

Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: Tel: +43 662 8044-4441