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Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks campus offers full-time and part-time options for earning a Waldorf Teaching Diploma with a focus on early childhood, elementary grades (1-8), or secondary high school education. We also offer programs for Waldorf subject teachers and remedial teachers. All programs include the following elements:
- Studies in the philosophical basis of Waldorf education
- In-depth studies of educational principles
- Development and practice of artistic skills in fields such as storytelling, drama, painting, drawing, sculpture, music, and movement
- Observation and classroom experience with mentor teachers
Rudolf Steiner College, San Francisco campus offers a part-time option for those living in the San Francisco area to earn a Waldorf Teaching Diploma. The program is held on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, September through May, with three-week, full-time summer sessions on the Fair Oaks campus for each of the three years.
Matriculated Diploma/Degree Programs
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All Waldorf Teacher Training Programs share the following goals and objectives:
- Awaken independent thinking and healthy judgment about the deepest issues of human life
- School powers of perception
- Cultivate and enrich artistic faculties
- Develop social sensitivity
- Strengthen capacities for practical life
- Knowledge of the developmental foundations of Waldorf Education
- Praxis of pedagogical objectives within Waldorf Education
- Praxis in applied philosophy of Waldorf Education
- Skills in artistic capacity to embody ideals within Waldorf Education
- Skills in applying imagination and creativity within Waldorf Education
- Skills in developing fundamental social capacities of a Waldorf Educator
- Skills in self-reflection and mindfulness practice of a Waldorf Educator
- Candidate demonstrates the ability to effectively make subject matter comprehensible to his or her students.
- Candidate will display an ability to engage students and support their learning process.
- Candidate demonstrates the capacity to build and maintain a healthy classroom environment conducive to learning.
- Candidate demonstrates the capacity to formulate multiple measures for assessing student learning inclusive of both formative and summative assessment tools.
- Candidate will produce documents showing clear, rationale-based planning documents for the yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily educational activities.
- Candidate plans personal and professional goals conducive to continual growth in his/her vocation.
- Candidate experiences transformative processes and expresses his or her responses to intrinsic internal learning.
How to Apply
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