Early Childhood Teacher Education
Director: Laura Cassidy
Director Emeritus: Pam Harsch
The early childhood teacher certification at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute is a three-year part-time program focusing on philosophical, practical and artistic training for early childhood teaching. The program consists of three sessions each year: a summer intensive in July, fall courses and spring courses with additional fieldwork, practicum and final research project.
Graduates of this 450+ hour program receive Early Childhood Waldorf Teaching Certification recognized by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education. (IASWECE).
Curriculum and course content include a balance of the following areas:
Child development and Waldorf education
Waldorf philosophy and human development
Artistic activities for the classroom and for the educator
Professional and social aspects of Waldorf education
Fieldwork - observation, mentored teaching, practicum or internship in well-established Waldorf early childhood setting
Action-research project combined with practicum
This program enrolls in May, August and December.
Three Year Schedule
In-Person location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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