Master's Degree with Waldorf Certificate

In Partnership with Mount Mary University

Mount Mary University, in partnership with Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, offers a Master's Degree in Arts Education with a Waldorf Certificate program. Either an Early Childhood Teaching Certificate or a Grades Teaching Certificate can be earned along with the Master's Degree.

The grades 1-8 and early childhood teacher certificates at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute are three-year part-time programs focusing on philosophical, practical, and artistic training for class teachers in early childhood or grades 1-8. The programs consist of three sessions each year: a summer intensive in July, and fall and spring courses with additional fieldwork, practicum, and final research project.

This program enrolls in throughout the year to begin in July, September, or February.

Coursework Overview

Early Childhood

Grades 1-8

Mount Mary University, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. Mount Mary recognizes the importance of creativity and open-mindedness in education and has implemented a Creative Campus Initiative to foster these qualities in their programming. MMU serves women on the undergraduate level and is coeducational at the graduate level.


The Master’s Degree does not equal a State of Wisconsin teaching license. Students can work with MMU to earn a Wisconsin state teaching license, which generally requires one more year of coursework.