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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When and how can I apply?

A: We have rolling admission, so students can apply at any time. Sessions begin in July, September, and February. Go to our Admission page to learn more about submitting an application. All applications have a $50 non-refundable fee. 


Q: I know you have rolling admission, but do I need to start with any particular course?

A: No, our coursework rotates through a three-year period. Students may enter during any of our enrollment periods which occur in July, September, and February. This means that students will start at different points in the program, but throughout their three years with us, they will take all the classes they need.

Q: What is the format of your program (i.e. when classes are held, virtual and in-person requirements, etc.)?

A: You can learn about our program format, including dates and virtual and in-person requirements, here.

Q: What is the difference between Certificate programs and the Master's Degree Program?

A: Students in the Master's Degree Program will have additional courses and projects to complete outside of the Certificate coursework. Students pursuing a master's degree will also receive a Waldorf Teaching Certificate. The Master's Degree Program also has different costs, as all courses will count towards credit for a Master's Degree with Mount Mary University. View tuition for the Certificate Program and the Master's Degree Program. Learn more about our Master's Degree here.

Q: I already have prior teaching experience, can I use that towards credit in your program?

A: Those with prior teaching experience and/or training may be eligible for credit and a revised course of study for that experience. Revised training programs will vary on a case-by-case basis. Prospective candidates must set up a meeting with our Director of Teacher Education, Monika Sutherland, to discuss prior teaching and education and to design a program that will work for them. Find out more on our Completion Track page. 

Q: What about accessibility?

A:  To ensure success and accessibility for all participants, GLWI instructors and staff are committed to providing accommodations to the fullest extent possible. We are committed to supporting and accommodating individual needs and working in tandem with our students for successful outcomes.

In addition, our partner school, Mount Mary University, offers these accessibility services.

If you would like to learn more about Waldorf teaching, teacher education at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, or our application process, we invite you to fill out our Inquiry Formsign up for a meeting with our Director of Teacher Education, Monika Sutherland; or email or call Kira Chard, our admissions coordinator, at or

(414) 299-3820.


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