Grades 1 – 8

Teacher Training Concentration

New Cohort Begins This Summer

26 month Program designed for the busy full-time working teacher.

Philosophical, Practical & Pedagogical Courses

Structuring a balance of Philosophical, Practical & Pedagogical courses, providing teacher-candidates a strong foundation in elementary through middle school education.

Areas of Focus:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Curriculum and Grade level support and mentoring
  • Anthroposophical Foundations in Rudolf Steiner’s basic writings & inner development
  • Age appropriate games, circle activities, poetry, verse and rhythms of the day, week & year
  • Visual Arts with watercolor painting, drawing, clay modeling for the classroom & for personal development
  • Speech Arts
  • Waldorf Culture –working in schools inspired by waldorf principles
  • Sudent Study: learn to observe children through various lenses, work with diverse needs and understand individual differences
  • Temporal Arts with eurythmy, singing and playing instruments.
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Additional Coursework

Gradalis Grades 1 – 8 Concentration offers eight (8) courses for a total of 490 contact hours with the addition of 73 hours credited to the following:

  • Candidate’s Curriculum Project (Due Last Semester)
  • Class Study
  • Child Study

Other coursework gives candidates a foundation in Steiner’s Philosophical Foundations and how to work with remedial needs, as well as child observation, first grade readiness and a full spectrum of foundational work necessary to become a teacher in schools inspired by Waldorf principles.


Enroll Today to Begin Training
This Summer

“Having earned my Gradalis Teaching Certification, I feel confident providing developmentally appropriate curriculum within my classroom and providing leadership to my school. I know that I can go anywhere in the world and be welcomed within the Waldorf movement.” – 2019 Class Teacher Graduate

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–Rudolf Steiner


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