How To Apply

Thank you for considering Great Lakes Waldorf Institute for your Waldorf teacher education!

Certificate Program

Welcomes applicants who have completed at least two years at an accredited college or university or are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program.

A bachelor's degree will need to be completed before you will receive your Great Lakes Waldorf Teacher Certification.

Master's Degree Program

Welcomes applicants who have completed their bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university.

Application Process

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute has a rolling admission. Applications are accepted year-round for sessions beginning July, September, and February. To begin:

  • Complete an online application form

  • A completed application includes:

    • Application form​

    • Non-refundable $50 application fee

    • Current resume

    • Personal statement

    • Two letters of recommendation sent directly to Great Lakes Institute Admissions Office

    • Official transcripts

Email application materials to Admissions Coordinator Kira Chard at

If mailing any materials, please send to:

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute

Ed Dept., Mount Mary University

2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy

Milwaukee, WI 53222

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