Distance Learning

Because of how spread out people are in the midwest, we have designed our certificate program to serve people who live at a distance from Milwaukee. Students are required to come to Milwaukee three times per year for three years:

  • The three 3-week Summer Intensives, which are held in July, must be attended in person.
  • The three fall EDU courses meet one night per week for 7 or 8 weeks, with an in-person retreat one long-weekend in October. Distance students participate in the weeknights via our video conferencing service GoToTraining and are required to attend the weekend retreat.
  • The three spring GLWI Foundations courses each begin with an in-person weekend retreat. The remainder of the course is online, on the student’s own schedule.
  • The three GLWI Independent Study Fieldwork and Practicum courses include observation and practice teaching at various Waldorf schools.

Student Lodging Options

Those students who come to the Summer Intensives and weekend retreats from a distance stay in a variety of places, including the homes of friends, family, local students and faculty, airbnb rentals, UW-Milwaukee Guest Housing, couch surfing rentals, and guest rooms in area Waldorf families’ homes.