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. GLWI encourages all individuals who are interested to apply. A bachelor’s degree is not required to pursue a certificate. When making decisions regarding admissions, each candidate's studies, work, and life experience are taken into consideration.


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

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​

    • Current resume

    • Personal statement

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

    • Official transcripts

    • One-time $50 application fee

Email application materials to Admissions Coordinator Kira Chard at admissions@greatlakeswaldorf.org.

If mailing any materials, please send to:

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute

Ed Dept., Mount Mary University

2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy

Milwaukee, WI 53222

Single Course Application

If you are interested in taking only one course to expand your knowledge or explore our program offerings, we are able to do that as well. Should you decide to join our program in the future, any credits taken will apply towards graduation. Costs are outlined in our Certificate Tuition Chart.* To begin, you will need to know the name of the class you wish to take, e.g., EDU 641, EDU 643, etc. Then you must:

  • Complete an online application form

  • A completed application includes:

    • Application form​

    • Personal statement

    • One-time $50 application fee

Admission in single courses is subject to space available. Students taking single courses are not eligible for scholarships or financial aid. 

Please direct any questions to our Admissions Coordinator, Kira Chard, at admissions@greatlakeswaldorf.org.

*Costs exclude administrative fees and any needed supplies.

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