Welcome to Great Lakes Waldorf Institute
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Our three-year part-time Waldorf teacher education program integrates studies in Waldorf pedagogy and child development with philosophical foundation studies in Anthroposophy. Active, hands-on work in artistic areas supports the inner-deepening, growth of self-knowledge, and schooling of perception essential for the Waldorf teacher.
Great Lakes Waldorf Institute (GLWI) is an Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and a Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) “Developing Institute;” our Grades and Early Childhood certificate programs both consists of 40 credits of in-person, on-line and independent study coursework. We also partner with Mount Mary University to offer a Master of Arts Degree in Education with a Waldorf emphasis, which requires an additional 9 credits of Mount Mary coursework. We were established in 2001 in response to the need, both locally and nationally, for well-trained Waldorf teachers.
In addition to Waldorf teacher training, we also offer other adult enrichment workshops and conferences from time to time.