Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 8 semesters / 240 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department Department of Geography and Geology
Mode Full time
Study ID
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.

What will I learn?

Geography and Economy equals learning by heart the world's capitals, longest rivers and highest mountains? Wrong! This subject is more about issues such as: why are the world's resources and wealth distributed unequally, and what has this to do with people's standard of living? How do human beings and the environment interact with each other? How can we explain economic cycles? And what is the role of spatial issues for the economy and society? In the teacher training programme for the subject of Geography and Economy, students acquire fundamental competences in science and teaching methodology so that they can, for example, understand these processes and work on them together with their pupils. Students learn about essential subject-specific concepts and current research findings from the basic disciplines of Geography and Economy, and examine the relations between society, economy and the environment. Here, the connection between everyday problems and subject-specific concepts is central. Moreover, students get to know crucial subject-specific methods from the fields of scientific and social-scientific Geography, Economy and Geomedia, so that they can apply them problem-oriented in their teaching. Theoretical and methodological skills will be practically applied in project events. The subject-specific contents students need to learn are orientated towards established educational and learning objectives and will be tested and accompanied during teaching practices. 

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree teacher training programme for the subject of Geography and Economy are qualified to teach the subject of Geography and Economy at secondary schools level I (NMS, HS, PTS, AHS elementary level).

Why Salzburg?

The teacher training programme for the subject of Geography and Economy at the University of Salzburg offers a profound education based on state-of-the-art research in teaching methodology. The special focus of the location lies in the field of geomedia and its utilization for education on the interface between Citizenship Education, Science Education and Spatially Enabled Learning. Moreover, an additional focus lies on the discussion of self-conscious approaches to economical education. Graduates can distinguish their profile by acquiring additional qualifications such as pedagogical-practical subject modules and/or 'Studienergänzungen'. 

Teacher Training Programme Subject Geography and Economy

Fachliche und fachdidaktische Orientierung GW12 ECTS
Lernfeld naturwissenschaftliche Geographie und ihre Didaktik15 ECTS
Lernfeld Wirtschaft und Didaktik der ökonomischen Bildung15 ECTS
Lernfeld sozialwissenschaftliche Geographie und ihre Didaktik15 ECTS
Lernfeld (Geo- und Wirtschafts-) Methoden, Medien und ihre Didaktik10 ECTS
Integrative und problemorientierte Fragestellungen der
Geographie und Ökonomie
Begleitung der pädagogisch-praktischen Studien 6 ECTS
Gebundene Wahlfächer8 ECTS
Bachelorarbeit4 ECTS
Summe97 ECTS


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