CENTER FOR ANTHROPOSOPHY OFFERS ONLINE EXPLORATIONS PROGRAM 2022-2023
Waldorf education is uniquely positioned to bring healing and strength to young people and those who care for them. And yet, in order to be effective as agents of healing, Waldorf schools need to have effective Waldorf teachers. While the 40 Waldorf high schools in North America are holding remarkably steady despite a nationwide decline in the number of independent schools, the number of trained Waldorf high school teachers continues to dwindle.
And yet the need for trained teachers is great–even greater now, perhaps, than it was when the first Waldorf high school was launched a century ago, a year after the grades school opened in the fall of 1919 on the Uhlandshöhe bluff overlooking Stuttgart’s city center.
In light of this need, Center for Anthroposophy (CfA) is launching a new cycle of its “Explorations” program with specific emphasis on Waldorf high school education. This low-tuition online course offers essentially three elements during the forthcoming spring term:
- Introductory workshops focusing on self-development, including practical work in the arts
- Seminars introducing the major fields of high school specialization to all high school teachers, regardless of their own specialty
- Subject-specific seminars in five academic areas:
English—History—Life Sciences—Mathematics—Physical Sciences
The course will begin on Saturday, March 12, break for the summer, then continue in the fall and winter of 2022-23. Those teachers taking this course will be eligible to apply to CfA’s summertime Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program (WHiSTEP), which will be held in a new format––partly online and partly in person––during late June and July of 2022.
Tuition for this combined, High School specific Explorations program is $890 with $89 deposit paid at the registration, which is followed by 9 monthly installments charged automatically to the same card used to pay the deposit.