AT THE BAY AREA CENTER FOR WALDORF TEACHER TRAINING
The BACWTT program is three years long: Fridays and Saturdays from mid-September through mid-May; plus four weeks, Monday to Friday, from mid-June to mid-July. Altogether students receive 1,150 classroom hours of instruction.
In addition to this, students complete a one-week classroom observation in Year 1, and a three-to-four week practicum in both Year 2 and Year 3. These take place in local Waldorf schools under the guidance of experienced Waldorf teachers who guide the student into the practical realities of teaching.
Waldorf teaching is a highly skilled social art and the teacher is responsible for many aspects of the child’s wellbeing, feeling of self-worth, and ability to pursue their own life goals. The task of the Waldorf teacher is to carefully support the child as they learn and navigate their way into the world—and much good or harm can be done by a teacher in these formative years.
We believe we need every one of our class hours to guide our students into this important role!