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Foundation Studies

The Foundation courses are a creative gateway into the work of Rudolf Steiner and anthroposophy. This path of discovery, self-transformation, and practical activity leads toward professions that renew culture and heal the earth.

Dates: July 2-8
Presented By: Brian Gray, Dennis Klocek, Edmund Knighton
Schedule: Registration, Orientation, and Keynote, Sunday, July 2; classes Monday, July 3 – Saturday, July 8, 8a-5:45p
Meals: 6 lunches $ 88.50. Meals must be pre-ordered from the café or they will not be available.
Contact: Courses are open to auditors but currently not open for new enrollment. For information on future enrollment opportunities, contact Admissions at rsc@steinercollege.edu with your email address and we will add you to our update list.

Waldorf Teacher Education Program:
Summer Session for Currently Enrolled Students

Classes will be held for 6 days each week, Monday, July 3-Saturday, July 22, 8a-5:45p, with opening session keynote on Sunday, July 2. These programs are not open for new enrollment.

The summer Waldorf Teacher Education program is a three-year summer training that consists of Foundation Studies and Teacher Education, with additional work in the fall and spring terms of the first and second years, including observation and practice-teaching in Waldorf classrooms. Students join together for one week of Foundation Studies, followed by two weeks of classes in Waldorf Teacher Education curriculum and instruction, for a total of 18 days.

For early childhood, elementary, and high school teachers already in the classroom, as well as individuals new to teaching in independent Waldorf schools or public Waldorf-inspired schools, successful completion culminates in a Waldorf teaching diploma with a specialization in early childhood, elementary grades, or high school. Note: Most states require that public school teachers hold a valid state credential; RSC courses do not lead to a state credential.

The practical approach to the pedagogy introduced by Rudolf Steiner is emphasized and we will provide the tools necessary to your craft. You will work with active teachers under the guidance of our experienced faculty in order to enrich and deepen your understanding of Waldorf education, which will prepare you to become an independent practitioner of the principles of Waldorf education.

Foundation Studies – Year Three

The Foundation courses are a creative gateway into the work of Rudolf Steiner and anthroposophy. This path of discovery, self-transformation and practical activity leads toward professions that renew culture and heal the earth. These courses are part of the Waldorf Teacher Education Program or taken on their own for personal study and renewal. Studies include anthroposophy, Waldorf education philosophy, personal growth and development through spiritual and philosophical studies, artistic classes such as painting, drawing, music, clay modeling, eurythmy, gardening, speech and handwork, human development, the nature of the human being, evolution of consciousness, and reflective practices.

For more information, contact (916) 963-4000 or conf@steinercollege.edu

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