MEd in Foundations of Education

MEd in Foundations of EducationThis advanced level MEd program with a transdisciplinary focus on healing education is offered by the Waldorf Program of Antioch University New England in collaboration with Camphill Academy. It brings together experienced anthroposophic practitioners from various disciplines, united by the striving to work out of healing impulses in lifespan development.

Who Can Apply:

  • Class and subject teachers, early childhood teachers, high school teachers, extra-lesson teachers, and other therapeutic-oriented professionals
  • Adult and core group educators
  • Therapists, social therapists, and therapeutic community builders
  • Biographical counselors
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Anthroposophic professionals in related fields

Applicants will typically have at least 5-7 years of professional experience with a practice based on anthroposophic foundations OR will have completed Stage 2 of a program at Camphill Academy.


  • Number of semesters: 5
  • Curriculum and Instruction: 7
  • Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: 9
  • Educational and Social Policy: 8
  • Plus 4 credit Practicum and 4 credit Master’s Project: 8

Total: 32 credits

Waldorf Teacher Education (32-Credit MEd Advanced Track)
Course Sequence – SUMMER 2014 (4 weeks)
Course 10 Credits
Renewal Institute 1 2
Research 2 1
Speech 3 1
Eurythmy 3 1
Evolving Consciousness 2
Transdisciplinary Learning 2
Understanding Drawings 1
FALL 2014
Course 5 Credits
Practicum 4
Contemplative Inquiry 1
Course 4 Credits
Education for Social Renewal (online) 4
SUMMER 2015 (4 weeks)
Course 9 Credits
Renewal Institute 2 2
Research 3 1
Foundations 2 2
Painting 3 1
Music Curriculum 1
Adolescent 1
Today’s Child 1
FALL 2015
Course 4 Credits
Master’s Project 4

New Course Descriptions

Developing and Understanding Children’s Drawings

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
This course focuses on how to develop and understand the drawings of children of different ages and of different individual make-ups. The art of interpreting drawings developmentally will be practiced and  its usefulness in general and special education will be considered.

Credits: 1

Transdisciplinary Learning

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction

This course leads participants to a deepened understanding of the principles of transdisciplinary child study and pedagogical planning and implementation.

Credits: 2

Foundations of Human Experience II

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

This course will focus on an integrative approach to the study of the human being developed by Rudolf Steiner and Armin Husemann among others. The functional morphology and development of the threefold human being and organ systems will be examined through different approaches.

Credits: 2