The Summer Sequence options include: the Waldorf Certificate (28 credit minimum) and the MEd with Waldorf Elementary Specialization without New Hampshire Certification (32 credit minimum).
The Summer Sequence Waldorf Certificate and MEd programs are designed for:
- Class teachers who have not yet completed a Waldorf teacher education program
- Special subject teachers (handwork, foreign languages, etc.) who want to do a full teacher training program
- Parents who are considering becoming Waldorf teachers
- Those who want to support their local school by understanding better the impulse behind Waldorf education and anthroposophy.
The MEd for Experienced Waldorf Teachers is designed for teacher who:
- have seven or more years of experience
- want to take advanced work in specialized focus areas
- need a deeper, more tailored approach to their advanced Waldorf education
- might have completed unaccredited teacher training in the past and now want to earn a fully accredited university master’s degree
All Summer Sequence program offer:
- A sequential course of study that allows for a continuous dialogue between diverse subjects and experiences.
- Intensive course work in July with seasoned Waldorf teachers from all over the world.
- Practica and internships that allow for connections between courses studied and particular classroom challenges.
- Artistic courses that develop valuable creative capacities for personal development and renewal, not to mention the art of teaching painting, drawing, movement, modeling, speech, and music.
- In-depth exploration of Anthroposophy.
- Research projects that allow participants to “follow” their questions over the course of an entire year, as well as learn the research methods that can help the teacher recreate and renew the curriculum to meet the demands of today’s children.
- Participation in a learning community of over 100 students—allowing for a full experience of a K-12 Waldorf school.
- Course work, lunches, and community activities in July that encourage association and networking with the 25 to 30 different Waldorf schools represented.
- Exhilarating and demanding summer intensive sessions in a retreat setting on the scenic hilltop campuses of two adjacent Waldorf schools in Wilton, NH.
- Personal, social, and professional connections with individuals and schools that can last a lifetime.