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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.

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

*Transcripts should be sent directly from your institution if you are applying for a master's degree.

Email application materials and questions 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


Non-Discrimination Statement: Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Inc., encourages broad public support and participation in its management and activities, and shall not discriminate in any manner whatsoever against any person on the basis of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or mental or physical handicap or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other programs. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our society and creating space for historically excluded and underrepresented groups to participate in all aspects of the corporation's management and activities.

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