Course Duration / ECTS8 semesters / 240 ECTS
University degreeBachelor of Education (BEd)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
DepartmentGerman Studies
ModeFull time
Study ID406
Admission RequirementsIn order to be admitted to the teacher training programme for the subject of German, students must hold a 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?

Graduates will be qualified to reflect academically on the German language and its cultural, communicative, medial, and literary-artistic means of expression. This comprises the knowledge of language as a system or cultural means of expression, and the insight into the intercultural, interlingual and intermedial relationships between language and literature in history and present. Graduates will be familiar with methods of textual analysis from both literary studies and linguistics, with subject areas of the theory, systemics and history of language, with various aesthetic appearances and functions of literature and its culture- and media-historical context. These contents and procedures will be combined with adequate teaching methods. A focus lies on the fields of teaching reading and writing skills, German as a second language and teaching media studies.

Why Salzburg?

The department of German Studies at the University of Salzburg offers students a relatively small department, teaching that is based on academic criteria, an internationally networked faculty enjoying an excellent reputation, as well as a very good student-to-staff ratio. Besides topics and research paradigms of international relevance in the fields of linguistics and literary studies, research and teaching focuses lie in the areas of Austrian Literature and the role of the German language in Austria – areas that are especially important for teaching the subject of German at Austrian schools.

How is the course structured?

Teacher Training Programme Subject German
Introductory Module Speciality (includes STEOP (Introduction and
Orientation Phase))
Interdisciplinary ‘Fachdidaktik’ and Teaching Methodology9 ECTS
Systematics of German Language and Literature9 ECTS
History of German Language and Literature 9 ECTS
Advanced Module Literary Studies12 ECTS
Advanced Module German Linguistics8 ECTS
Specialization Module of choice: Literary Studies/Linguistics4 ECTS
Interdisciplinary ‘Fachdidaktik’14 ECTS
Interdisciplinary Module (includes Bachelor’s thesis)21 ECTS
Final examination3 ECTS
Total180 ECTS



Mag. Dr. Johannes Dafinger
Vorsitzender der Curricularkommission Fachbereich Geschichte

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