This weekend / summer program is all-inclusive –it combines both foundation courses and teacher education coursework- and is ideal for those living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Students may choose a focus of early childhood, elementary (grades 1-8), or secondary (high school) education through this program. Seven weeks of classroom observation and practice teaching are also included. This program emphasizes awakening the faculties of the teacher and developing his/her creativity in preparation for becoming a certified Waldorf teacher. Qualified graduates have the opportunity to apply to Waldorf schools worldwide.
Rudolf Steiner College (Main Campus) is one of America’s leading centers for Waldorf teacher education and the study of anthroposophy. An important part of the college’s mission is bringing Rudolf Steiner’s new impulses to practical application in a variety of professions in the arts, sciences, and education.
Rudolf Steiner College San Francisco Campus is committed to upholding the high quality of education of its parent-campus and thus unites a faculty of master-teachers with classes designed to progressively build-up the student’s knowledge of pedagogy, anthroposophy, didactics, and all of the arts that comprise the art of Waldorf teaching.
Anthroposophyis characterized by Rudolf Steiner as a science of the spirit; it is the philosophical and epistemological foundation of a renewal of science, art, and spiritual practice for the human being of our time and the possibility to transform his faculties of thinking, feeling, and willing in a holistic way.
By becoming a Waldorf Teacher you will bring deeper meaning and perspective to your life...
Elementary Grades Concentration
Early Childhood Concentration
This program takes place over the course of three years and each year includes the following: Friday evening and Saturday morning classes at our San Francisco, CA satellite campus during the school year (September through May); and three weeks of intensive classes each summer at our Fair Oaks, CA campus (typically in July). Weekend sessions in San Francisco are scheduled Fridays from 7 - 10 PM, and Saturdays from 8:30 AM till 3 PM. Summer session classes are from 8 AM until as late as 9 PM, Monday through Friday and some weekends.
Successful completion of this program culminates in a Waldorf Teaching Diploma. An M.A. option is available*.
For information about the Admissions process, Tuition and Fees, and Financial Aid, go to our Admissions page or contact us. For information about joining this program, please email email@example.com.
Irène François, MA, has been a Waldorf teacher at the elementary, high school, and teacher training levels since 1975. She has taught in several different countries including France, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. She was the director of the Rudolf Steiner Institute in Quebec, Canada for fourteen years before coming to Rudolf Steiner College.
*M.A. in Waldorf Education: The Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Waldorf Education from Rudolf Steiner College has been reviewed and found acceptable by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), by which Rudolf Steiner College was awarded Candidacy for Accreditation as of 3/08/12. RSC has institutional approval. For further information, please visit www.steinercollege.edu and click on Admissions, College Catalogue. See section seven of the Catalogue for requirements and course descriptions. If you would like one of our faculty or staff to contact you about our MA options, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.