Stay hungry for knowledge. Share experiences. Inspire young people. The reason you wish to be an educator - and the JKU has created the ideal environment and science-based teacher education program so you can share your love of learning.
The School of Education, "JKU SoE", is THE competence center for education, didactics and educational research at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. In cooperation with the universities of education and other universities throughout Upper Austria and Salzburg (Cluster Mitte), the JKU SoE will serve as a cornerstone as you pursue your studies to become an educator.
These locations offer a total of 28 subject areas, including concentrations. As part of the Bachelor's-Master's system, you will learn about the academic and scientific foundations and get hands-on, classroom experience from the first semester on.
In the field of education, the JKU also offers a Diploma degree program in Business Education, a Master's degree program in Political Education, and a post-graduate program in School Management. Click here to learn more.
Teacher Education Studies Secondary Level (General Education)
Master's of Education (MEd)
German (Level C1)
Upper Austria & Salzburg
Teacher training at the JKU focuses on educational sciences, didactics in STEM subject areas, and the subject areas of mathematics, computer science(informatics, physics and chemistry.
In addition, the JKU is involved in teaching educators how to teach the following subjects: Biology and Environmental Studies, History and Social Studies/Political Education, Geography and Economics, Psychology and Philosophy as well as English.
The JKU focuses strongly on didactics in STEM subject areas. This includes teaching theory in education, classroom instruction, as well as how to teach mathematics, computer science/informatics, natural sciences, and technology.
As part of supervised courses and internships, Individual teams work on the respective subject-area didactics:
Many schools throughout Austria use this software developed at the JKU in support of the written Matura examination. The JKU's Teacher Education Program focuses strongly on teaching students how to use and apply educational technology in the classroom.
The Department of Educational Research at the JKU School of Education is responsible for research and teaching in the following subject areas:
In the areas of education and as part of the Teacher Education Program, this department is responsible for a base-knowledge understanding in educational sciences as well as for the subject areas of pedagogy and psychology in the Business Education program as well as in the Master's degree program in Civic Studies.
The Center for "Pedagogical Practical Studies (PPS)" gives you learning opportunities and classroom experience at schools (as well as in other educational fields).
The JKU collaborates with a large number of schools to ensure you acquire hands-on, classroom experience at all different teyps of schools at the I and II secondary level.
Students in the Bachelor's program in Secondary Education are required to complete a total of six internships worth 10 ECTS credits. Detailed information about introductory, subject-specific, and advanced internships., opens in new window
The COOL Lab is an opportunity to learn more about basic digital education and the curriculum content in "Digital Basic Education (Secondary Level I)". You will not only apply what you have learned when teaching in your subject area at the COOL Lab, you will also experience a real-world classroom environment, acquire initial classroom experience together with various target groups, and work on projects together with school classes and their teachers.
Along with other STEM lab programs, the JKU COOL Lab gives you an opportunity to work, learn and conduct research in a cross-disciplinary way.
Highly motivated student teachers in chemistry are also welcome to help out at the JKU Open Lab! The Open Lab holds early-education classes and you could also earn a little extra money.
To help you get started in your first semester, many subject areas in the teacher education program offer mentoring and tutoring.
In the area of chemistry, for example, student teachers start in their own group, making it easier to start your studies and get to know your classmates quickly. This is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, create study groups, or simply make new friends! Student groups work closely with chemistry departments at the JKU and you, as a student teacher, can acquire a deeper understanding of current research topics in chemistry and work on ongoing research sudies.
There are also support services for gifted students! You can develop additional skills (i.e. didactics, digital skills), and actively take part at the COOL Lab or as part of research projects to broaden your experience.
The Master's degree program qualifies you to teach at the following schools:
The program focuses on modern didactic approaches as well as technology-enhanced learning environments. Doctoral degree candidates are encouraged to independently conduct high-quality research to present at international conferences and for publication in international journals. You will be supervised by international educators from Austria and abroad.
As a graduate of the Master's degree program in Teacher Education Studies (General Education), you can also opt pursue the following PhD program.
The JKU also offers the following degree programs and post-graduate programs in Education.