TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME: SUBJECT PSYCHOLOGY AND PHYLOSOPHY (BED)
|Course Duration / ECTS||8 semesters / 240 ECTS|
|University degree||Bachelor of Education (BEd)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences|
|Admission Requirements||Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)), which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.|
|Language of instruction German||Proof of language proficiency|
What will I learn?
In the teacher training programme for the subject of Psychology students learn about the central psychological concepts, theories and insights which are necessary to understand human behaviour and mental processes. The focus lies on the basic subjects and is complemented by recent knowledge and findings of the various psychological subjects. Furthermore, students acquire empirical research competences. In the subject of Philosophy, students acquire basic knowledge of the history of philosophy and the ability to philosophize themselves. They will have the possibility to practice their new skills in subjects such as theoretical and practical philosophy, in logics and the theory of science. Students will learn how to connect the two subjects of Psychology and Philosophy, especially in their ‘Fachdidaktik’-modules dealing with the respective teaching methodology and during their three teaching practices.
Which career opportunities do I have?
Graduates of the BEd degree course usually enrol on a MEd degree course to gain a complete didactic education and the qualification to teach. Graduates of the MEd degree course are qualified to teach the subject of Psychology and Philosophy at secondary schools.
The departments of Philosophy (at the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences) and Psychology work closely together to provide students with an optimum education. Both departments feature internationally renowned scientists who offer courses led by research and geared towards training future teachers. Students of the teacher training programme for the subject of PP at the University of Salzburg acquire an excellent education in subject matter and the methodology for teaching PP. Both departments work closely together and guarantee an education which prepares future teachers for the challenges of modern teaching and learning.
- Curriculum of the Teacher Training Programme Subject Psychology and Philosophy
- Information for students
How is the course structured?
|Introductory Courses||9 ECTS|
|Logics and Theory of Science||6 ECTS|
|History of Philosophy||6 ECTS|
|Theoretical Philosophy||7 ECTS|
|Practical Philosophy||10 ECTS|
|Teaching Methodology (‘Fachdidaktik’) Philosophy||7 ECTS|
|Psychology and Philosophy – interdisciplinary||3 ECTS|
|Methods of Psychology||8 ECTS|
|Basics of Psychology||9 ECTS|
|Intrapersonal Processes||8 ECTS|
|Applied Psychology||7 ECTS|
|Methodological supervision of teaching practice||6 ECTS|
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Bettina Bussmann
Spokeswoman for the subject of PP ‘Cluster Mitte’
Franziskanergasse 1, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4052