Become the teacher that today’s children are seeking.
Develop your imagination to be able to nurture the growing minds of the children you are teaching.
Develop your hidden abilities so that you can educate in a way that develops the whole child.
Discover the inspirations that will enable you to become an inspiring teacher.
Deepen your understanding of child development to accompany the processes of the growing child.
In our rapidly changing world today’s children are looking for new qualities and depths in their teachers. Our program is designed to awaken the teacher in you that is able to meet and inspire these young people.
We provide an in-depth study of the philosophical foundation of Waldorf education, intensive artistic experience as a path of self-development, and the skills needed to practice the art and science of Waldorf pedagogy.
The Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training offers an independent three-year, part-time program which leads to an internationally recognized certificate in Waldorf teaching.
“The teacher training changed my life and put me on a course I can dedicate my life to. I hated to leave the loving and supportive arms of the training, but I couldn’t wait to take the plunge and dive straight into class teaching. As a new 5th grade teacher, I know I couldn’t have made it here without the generous donations of the Annual Fund.”
– Rising Percey, Class of 2016
5th Grade Teacher
Marin Waldorf School
“The teacher training was a challenging, fulfilling and transformational experience. I had no idea what to expect and could not have wished for more. Thanks to BACWTT, my life has changed for the better in profound and meaningful ways. I have found my purpose.”
– Mia Terziev, Class of 2015
3rd Grade Teacher
Marin Waldorf School
“At BACWTT, I discovered how everything in my life—from highs to lows—helped build the capacities needed to be a Waldorf teacher. It is a joy to teach and be taught by children through an inspiring, developmentally appropriate approach to education.”
– Andrea Van der Pluym, Class of 2014
Summerfield Waldorf School
“I came to the training totally unprepared for what I was getting myself into. I had never painted, sang, wrote a poem, played an instrument, philosophically pondered, danced or taught anything to anyone. I had no idea of my own potential. If we want the children to grow into well rounded, free thinking adults who strive to do good, we must first lead by example.”
– Rod De Rienzo, Class of 2016
“The Bay Area Center Waldorf Teacher Training Program took me through the most transformative three years of my life. It was an exploration of myself as artist, teacher, student, and social being. My teachers were masters of their craft.”
– Mary Cassidy, Class of 2015
4th Grade Teacher
“BACWTT has a high quality of professors who guide their students to a deep knowledge of philosophy, pedagogy, and art. There, I was able to know myself better, think clearly and make conscious decisions in contemporary life. Today, I am a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator and have also found self-realization in my professional career and in my inner self.”
-Lilian Simões, Class of 2017
Blossom Nursery & School
“My experience at BACWTT went above and beyond what my expectations had initially been. I can reflect upon what the riches of the program truly were: the teacher’s teachers. They held me accountable for my success, inspired me to dig deep within my own inner reserves and to take hold of my unique talents. They educated me within a framework built upon high demand and high support which turned me inside out.”
– Jessica Robertson, Class of 2016
2nd Grade Teacher
Sierra Waldorf School
“To say my experience in training was transformational is just the starting point. Beyond all possible knowing and believing has been the reality of what I thought I could accomplish and what I actually did accomplish. And what I continue to accomplish—and what I aspire to accomplish.”
-Vicki Seastrom, Class of 2016