Waldorf Professional Development
Center for Anthroposophy (CfA) offers various courses for Waldorf continuing education and Waldorf professional development.
Most basic of these is “Explorations”, an online course in the foundational principles of anthroposophy underlying Waldorf education. This year-long course is held on weekends twice a month, starting in the spring.
A new cycle begins typically in March. The program is paused during the summer months (when our part-time teacher training programs are in session), resumes in the fall, and ends the following spring. Supplementary sessions for those interested in Waldorf high school or administrative subjects are also offered as part of this course. Get details of this year’s Explorations Online course here.
Graduate Level Waldorf Teaching Certification
Beyond the Explorations course, CfA offers Waldorf continuing education and professional development at the graduate level for early childhood educators and elementary school teachers at the Waldorf Teacher Education Program at Antioch University New England in Keene NH. High school teachers can apply to CfA’s low-residency summertime Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program in Wilton NH.
For experienced teachers there are annual one-week Renewal Courses, also sponsored each summer by the Center, offering a wide range of academic, artistic, and practical courses. Read the complete catalogue of course descriptions here.
Waldorf Educational Leadership Development
For those interested in Waldorf administration and governance, CfA provides leadership training in a part-time course held partly online and partly in person. Learn more about this low-residency leadership development program here.
Finally, CfA’s newly founded Kairos Institute offers a training in “Emergency Pedagogy”. Led by Bernd Ruf, founder of the Parzival Centrum, the program is offered for teachers and counselors pursuing specialized training in the treatment of childhood trauma through artistic practice. Read more about this innovative approach to pedagogical intervention techniques that activate self healing.