Distance Learning

To better meet the demand for trained teachers, our 3-year blended educational program couples in-person with distance learning, supporting current teachers as well as people living at a distance from Milwaukee earn their Waldorf certificate.

  • During the three year program, the 3-week Summer Intensives, which begin on the first Monday following the 4th of July, must be attended in person.
  • The fall EDU course begins with a mandatory in-person retreat the last weekend in October. Distance students participate in the weekly course online or through our video conferencing service GoToTraining.
  • The spring GLWI Foundations course also begins with a mandatory in-person weekend retreat the first weekend in February. 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, Marquette University Guest Housing, couch surfing rentals, and guest rooms in area Waldorf families’ homes.