Many students have questions regarding the teacher training certificate course, ranging from what the requirements are to how the logistics of weekend courses might be handled, and on to what a graduate can expect to be able to do after having completed Waldorf teacher training. Most of these are answered in detail in our brochure. The most common issues are assembled below. We are also happy to answer your specific questions.
A certificate in Waldorf Education. In the process of completing the training, students work on their self-development and self-knowledge; they also gain a thorough understanding of Waldorf Education.
We are a full member institute of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and of its Teacher Education Network. Membership is only granted after a thorough examination of our curriculum and practices.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. In addition, a completed application and a conversation with the Director are required.
No. You can decide this during the second or third year of the training.
Various payment plans are available. Limited tuition assistance is available. More details are available in the information packet.
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Yes, overnight lodging is available.
In general, no; however, we do have an agreement with the Union Institute of California which allows students to transfer up to 32 credits.
A Bachelor of Arts is an asset when applying for a Waldorf teaching position. High school teaching requires specialized knowledge, and a baccalaureate major or an advanced degree can be proof of this. Some states require state teaching credentials. Some states require early childhood credentials for kindergarten work.
The training is not a guarantee; however, there is a shortage of trained Waldorf teachers, and the teacher training is required for most positions in most Waldorf schools.
Yes, very much so.
21-61. Average is late 30′s, early 40′s. The minimum age is 21.
All sorts, including: carpenter, photographer, secretary, school teacher, computer programmer, physician, homemaker, editor, chemist, musician, child care provider, artist, ballet dancer, fire fighter.
On Waldorf Education
Unesco Catalogue of Waldorf Education
The Recovery of Man in Childhood by Cecil Harwood
Creativity in Education: the Waldorf Approach by René Querido
Rudolf Steiner Education by Francis Edmunds
You Are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin
Waldorf Education by Clouder and Rawson
Rhythms of Learning: What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents and
Teachers — Selected Lectures by Rudolf Steiner, edited by Roberto Trostli
Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment by Rudolf Steiner
A complete booklist, including source references, is available in the application packet.