This weekend / summer program combines both foundation courses and teacher education coursework and is ideal for those living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Students may choose a focus of early childhood, elementary (grades 1-8), or high school education through this program. Seven days of classroom observation are included in the first year of studies. Then three weeks of practice teaching in Year Two, followed by four weeks of practice teaching in Year Three. This program emphasizes the awakening of the faculties of the teacher and the progressive development of his/her creativity in preparation for becoming a Waldorf teacher. Qualified graduates have the opportunity to apply to Waldorf schools worldwide.
By becoming a Waldorf Teacher you will bring deeper meaning and perspective to your life...
Irène François, PhD, has been a Waldorf teacher at the elementary, high school, and teacher training levels since 1975. She has taught in several different countries including France, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. She was the director of the Rudolf Steiner Institute in Quebec, Canada for fourteen years before coming to Rudolf Steiner College.
Early Childhood Concentration
An A.A. / A.S. degree or 60 credits from an accredited college or university
Elementary Grades Concentration
B.A. or B.S from an accredited college or university
Current, passing CBEST Scores (must be completed prior to entry into the second year)
High School Concentration
Four-year college degree.
Grade Point Average (for all concentrations)
Submit your latest college transcript showing completion of your course or degree work with a GPA of 3.0 or better from an accredited college. If your GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99, you may be accepted on probation and must achieve a GPA of 3.00 during your first semester.
Successful completion of this program culminates in a Waldorf Teaching Diploma. An M.A. option is available*.
Rudolf Steiner College San Francisco Campus is committed to upholding the high quality of education of its parent-campus and thus unites a faculty of master-teachers with classes designed to progressively build-up the student’s knowledge of pedagogy, anthroposophy, didactics, and all of the arts that comprise the art of Waldorf teaching.
*MA in Waldorf Education: The Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Waldorf Education from Rudolf Steiner College has been reviewed and found acceptable by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), by which Rudolf Steiner College was awarded Candidacy for Accreditation as of 3/08/12. RSC has institutional approval. For further information, please visit www.steinercollege.edu and click on Admissions, College Catalogue. See section seven of the Catalogue for requirements and course descriptions. If you would like one of our faculty or staff to contact you about our MA options, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.