Study programme

The Department of English | Secondary Education organises, conducts, and researches the new BA and MA teacher training programme for English in secondary education.


The BA and MA study programmes for English are jointly offered by the following institutions in Linz:

  • Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich (PHOÖ)
  • Private Pädagogische Hochschule der Diözese Linz (PHDL)
  • Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (JKU)

The study programmes are founded on scientific evidence and oriented towards the current demands in the professional field. In the course of the programmes, students will both acquire profound and comprehensive theoretical knowledge in the four areas of study and enhance their foreign language skills, so that they will be capable of teaching English at all levels of secondary education as well as in extra-curricular educational programmes. The complexity of pedagogical tasks requires flexibility and openness to different teaching and learning cultures as well as the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in new situations. In order to meet such challenges, students are familiarised with autonomous, self-responsible, and co-operative life-long learning, both in terms of academic and social skills. The main goal of the study programmes is a comprehensive teaching competence in the field of language, literature, and anglophone cultures, as is appropriate in modern individualised, differentiated, and competence-oriented foreign language teaching.

The Bachelor English curriculum can be found here (pdf)
The Master English curriculum can be found here (pdf)

Bachelor Thesis

In the 7th and 8th semester students are supposed to take two seminars within the module E B 14 (specialization). One seminar has to be finished with a term paper, the other one with a Bachelor thesis in English. At the moment, we offer EFL (Fachdidaktik) as well as culture studies and literature Bachelor seminars in Linz. Seminars in linguistics need to be done at the PLUS in Salzburg. Please check PH-Online regularly for the courses on offer.

Mag. Dr. Thomas Wagner
Mag. Dr. Dr. Harald Spann
University College of Education  
Department of English
Secondary Education
Rooms 343-345 (3rd Floor)
Kaplanhofstrasse 40, 4020 Linz Austria 



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