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Table 1 Description of teacher training in Germany and Austria

From: The impact of university teacher training on prospective teachers’ CK and PCK – a comparison between Austria and Germany

  Germany (n = 28 universities) Austria (n = 4 universities)
Degree structure and educational institution consecutive approach integrated approach
(1) university (1) university and schools
(2) teacher training institutions and schools  
Structure of academic teacher training
Degree master master/diploma
Duration (semester) four five
Internship in school obligatory obligatory
Second teaching subject optional (choice among different subjects) none
OTL in PCK at university level
Universities offering courses in accounting didactics 4/28 4/4