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Teacher training:
Bachelor programme Biology and Environmental Protection

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The aim of the teacher training programme in “Biology and Environmental Studies” at the University of Innsbruck is to provide students with academic training in order to teach at higher secondary schools. This training includes subject-specific, didactic and pedagogical education and teaching internships. By means of a sound academic grounding, based on state of the art of knowledge of the relevant disciplines and on curriculum development at the Austrian schools , graduates are able to prove themselves in their fields of work in a flexible and highly competent way. The focus of the acquisition of subject-specific skills is on the core subjects of botany, zoology, ecology and molecular biology as well as on the effects of global changes to the environment.

Higher education institution:
Universität Innsbruck
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Teacher Training Programmes
Degree programme:
Biology and Environmental Protection
Teacher training:
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Education, BEd
8 Semester / 240 ECTS*

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Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
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published in the:
MBl. 2014/15, Stk. 64 (Nr. 492), i.d.F. Stk. 81 (Nr. 573) MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 47 (Nr. 491) und Stk. 50 (Nr. 506)

Definition of the field of studies

Graduates from the teacher training programme in “Biology and Environmental Studies” will be able to competently convey the subject-specific and didactical knowledge they have gained to secondary school pupils as set down by the Austrian law governing secondary education (gemäß Schulunterrichtsgesetz). This will consequently allow the students to awaken their interest in a wide range of fields in the study of biology. They will have a solid subject-specific knowledge of all the central fields of biology (paying special attention to the secondary curriculum for the teaching of biology). They will be able to use this knowledge in a fitting context and be able to link the interdisciplinary fields of biology with the basic principles of natural sciences.


Students have to pass the following compulsory modules: - Basic principles of natural sciences - General biology 1 - 2 - Botany 1 - 2 - Microbiology 1 - 2 - Zoology 1 - 2 - Ecology 1 - 2 - Human biology - Molecular biology - Global Change and the environment - Didactics of teaching biology - Learning outside the classroom - Teaching placement - Research-orientated study in the teaching of biology - Didactical research and its practice in the teaching of biology Bachelor thesis

Entrance examinations

Admission procedure

Supplementary examinations

Biology & Environmental Studies (Z) - Biology and Environmental Studies (examination has to be passed before admission)