Teacher Training

Teacher Training

The teacher training course is integrated into the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management. This gives the participants the opportunity to experience the training program from a student's point of view, specialize in their subject of interest (see curriculum below) and at the same time focus on special teaching contents.

Theoretical Background

During the eight-month ITH course additional subjects focussing on didactics, methodologies as well as professional teaching skills are offered. New trends in teaching, the use of eLearning, Problem Based Learning, as well as integrated project work are discussed.

Individual assignments to elaborate on these theoretical backgrounds will again give the participants a practical approach and reinforce their skills to structure, summarize and present complex content.

Practical Experience

Already during the course students will get hands on practical experience. The first practical classes will be held at ITH. Afterwards participants will give lectures at the Tourism School Klessheim and Bad Hofgastein.
In June participants will hold classes in different high schools in Salzburg, which will give them the chance to experience different types, organisation and management of schools.

During their teaching practice the students will be coached by ITH teachers as well as external pedagogic experts, giving them advice for preparation as well as feedback after completion of the lessons. They will get first-hand experience in developing individual lesson plans and learn how to demonstrate good classroom management techniques as well as how to deal with different classroom situations.

Certificates

At the end of the second term a special Teacher Training certificate will be handed over. After successful completion of the final examination a diploma will be awarded.

 

Curriculum October - June of every academic year

 

The general Hospitality or Tourism Management Modul plus the following:

Teachers Training Module 1st Semester 2nd Semester
Didactics 1 1
Professional Teaching Skills 1 1
Workshops 1 1
Total 3 3
- - -
Practical Training - -
Teaching Practice - 2
Total - 5

Curriculum in June

The last month of June will focus on three aspects:

1.    The practical experience
With the support and cooperation of the Salzburg school authorities, participants will hold tutored lessons in Austrian schools and enhance their practical exposure. They will get insight into the Austrian school system and at the same time be able to present their country and contribute to intercultural understanding.
In order to assure maximum outcome they will be coached by an Austrian teacher who will assist them in preparation as well as supply feedback afterwards.

2.    The written exam
The theoretical exam is the composition of Fundamentum, a detailed schedule of three consecutive lessons, using all of teaching methods that have been taught in Klessheim as well as the experience acquired during teaching practice.

3.    The oral exam
Teaching Practice in Austrian schools in June should be used as preparation for the oral part of the final exam in which the students will have to hold up to three different parts of the lessons prepared in the Fundamentum. In front of the examination board these sections will be performed by the candidate, using different training methods and tools.

Admission requirements

  •   High School Diploma or equivalent, which enables enrollment at a University.
  •  At least 1 year teaching experience
  • All courses are conducted in English language. Excellent command of English is absolutely necessary.
  • An internationally recognized certificate proving the knowledge of English (TOEFL, Cambridge or equivalent) is required.
  • In case the student's English language skills are not sufficient the Institute may decide whether he/she has to participate in extra English language course in Austria at his/her own expenses.
  • Age limit for scholarship applicant: 35 years
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