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Teacher education at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute includes the study of child and human development; courses in educational principles and practices, including culturally responsive teaching, anti-bias and anti-racism study; contemplative work; and artistic work in music, visual arts, handwork, movement and speech.  ​

At Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, you can prepare to become a Waldorf class teacher for grades 1-8 through our Grade 1-8 Waldorf Certificate Program, a Waldorf educator for ages birth-seven through our Early Childhood Waldorf Certificate Program, and earn a master's degree and Waldorf Certificate from our affiliate school Mount Mary University. Experienced teachers with some prior teacher training can apply for our Certificate Completion Program.​

Learn more about this summer's offerings. 

If you would like to learn more about Waldorf teaching, teacher education at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, our application process, or to schedule a phone conversation or a Zoom meeting, we invite you to fill out our Inquiry Form or email or call Kira Chard, our admissions coordinator, at or (414) 299-3820

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