TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME: SUBJECT ENGLISH (BED)
|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|
|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.
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?
|STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase)||3 ECTS|
|Language Acquisition (incl. qualifying exam)||25 ECTS|
|Literary Studies||12 ECTS|
|Cultural Studies||12 ECTS|
|Bachelor’s Thesis||3 ECTS|
|2nd study course/specialization (besides English)||97 ECTS|
|Basics of Educational Sciences||40 ECTS|
|Optional subjects||6 ECTS|