First and last weeks online, in person during three weeks in between
Sunday 26 June – Saturday 30 July, 2022

 

The Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program (WHiSTEP) is a part-time course spread over three consecutive Julys. In addition to the three summer intensives, students undertake two years of independent studies including a research project and internship in a Waldorf high school, leading to a certificate in high school teaching recognized at any Waldorf school around the world. Because of the continuing Covid-19 outbreak, this program will be stretched over five weeks this summer.

I found myself practicing my speech after class…

I found myself practicing my speech after class each day with my family. My daughter does a great job with the word ‘exploration’!

Brian Scannell
third year student in the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program specializing in Humanities

One of the very best experiences…

“This class and the entire program has been one of the very best experiences that I have ever had as a student, and I value it immensely.”

Wendy Braun
First year student in the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program specializing in English and History

So many eye-openers…

So many eye-openers, aha’s, and transformation I have been looking for, for a long long time.

Susan de Jongh
first year student in the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program specializing in Physics

Adolescents instinctively turn to the teacher who can open a window on tomorrow. They yearn for the mentor who will inspire courage and confidence. With more than 160 Waldorf schools in North America –– at least 40 with their own high school –– the need for qualified Waldorf high school teachers has never been greater. The Center for Anthroposophy offers a graduate-level program designed for:

  • High school teachers wishing to enrich their preparation
  • Professionals seeking a career change
  • Practicing educators

Unlike Waldorf elementary grade teachers, who accompany their class from year to year, Waldorf high school teachers specialize in subject areas. Among the areas of concentration offered in our program are:

  • Arts/Art History
  • Sciences (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Humanities (including English, History, Social Studies)
  • Mathematics

Prerequisites

  • University degree or equivalent diploma
  • Preparatory foundational studies in anthroposophy and the arts
  • Experience in education and adolescent development

Outline for Summer 2022

Week 1: Sunday 26 June - Friday 1 July 
  • Year I: Adolescent development & high school curriculum (with Douglas Gerwin) 
  • Years II/III: Study of Man, Research Seminar (with Paul Gierlach)
  • All Years: Specialized Subject Seminars in sciences, math, humanities, fine arts
  • Artistic ateliers
Week 2: Sunday 3 July - Friday 8 July 
  • Year I:  Living Thinking (with Michael D’Aleo)
  • Years II/III: Renewal Courses (various)
Weeks 3 & 4: Sunday 10 July - Saturday 23 July 
  • Year I: Living Thinking (with Michael D’Aleo)
  • Years II/III: Study of Man, Research Seminar (with Paul Gierlach)
  • All Years: Specialized Subject Seminars  
  •  All Years: Artistic ateliers
Week 5: Monday 25 July - Friday 29 July 
  • Year I: Living Thinking (with Michael D’Aleo)
  • Years II/III: Study of Man, Research Seminar (with Paul Gierlach)
  • All Years: Specialized Subject Seminars
  • All Years: Artistic ateliers

Here is a brief video introduction to the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program:

Jan Lade Photography and Filmproduction