Become The Inspiring Teacher Who Will Help Our Children To Shape The Future
Waldorf Teacher Training
Embark upon a path of development to prepare yourself to work with children from Birth to Seven years old. Our program is designed to help you to discover and develop the inner certainty, centeredness and the capacities needed to support and guide the young child into the world around them.
The Grades program is a 3-year, part-time course of study—on weekends from September to May, followed by a 4-week summer intensive in mid-June through mid-July. Our program is designed to both give a broad understanding of the Waldorf approach and to lead students into the depth of their intended work with children from 1st to 8th Grade (7 to 14 years of age).
A new 13-week course for those interested in learning more about Rudolf Steiner’s approach to creating a more human and sustainable future September-December 2019 Discover the holistic view of the human being, nature and the spiritual world that underlies all aspects of Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture and Anthroposophical medicine.
New online teacher rejuvenation courses now available- Register now! Every summer, the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training offers a number of professional development and renewal through the arts programs open to the greater Waldorf community and the public.
Study with Us to Become a Waldorf Teacher
Develop your imagination to be able to nurture the growing minds of the children you are teaching.
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.
Develop your hidden abilities so that you can educate in a way that develops the whole 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 who 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.
"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 Owner/Director Blossom Nursery & 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 Kindergarten Teacher Greenwood 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
“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 Class Teacher Summerfield 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