Waldorf Grades Teacher Training
List of Courses

Ongoing

Year 1

Philosophical Foundations of Waldorf Education:

  • Biography Work
  • Foundations of Meditation
  • Evolution of Human Consciousness through Art & Architecture
  • Nature of the Human Being (Theosophy – book by Rudolf Steiner)
  • Esoteric Science or Cosmic Memory (book by Rudolf Steiner)
  • The Role of Festivals

Curriculum Studies:

  • Introduction to Waldorf Education & Child Development
  • Child Development & Language Arts in Grades 1 and 2 (Fairy and Folk Tales/Fables and Saints)
  • Numeracy/Arithmetic in Grades 1 and 2
  • Music Curriculum in Grades 1 and 2
  • Painting Curriculum in Grades 1 and 2
  • Movement & Circle Games
  • Form Drawing Curriculum in Grades 1 to 4
  • Drawing in the Early Grades
  • Handwork Curriculum in Grades in 1 to 8

Artistic Courses & Personal Development:

  • Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting
  • Chalkboard Drawing
  • Speech
  • Singing
  • Eurythmy
  • Spacial Dynamics
  • Clay modelling

Year 2

Philosophical Foundations of Waldorf Education:

  • Parzival
  • Inner Life of the Teacher
  • Knowledge of Higher Worlds (book by Rudolf Steiner)
  • Foundations of Human Experience aka Study of Man (book by Rudolf Steiner)

Curriculum Studies:

  • Child Development & Language Arts in Grades 3 – 5
    (Old Testament/Norse Myths & Legends/Ancient Civilizations: India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt & Greece)
  • Math Curriculum in Grades 3 to 6
  • Music Curriculum in Grades 3 to 5
  • Painting Curriculum in Grades 3 to 6
  • Shelter, Farming & Clothing in Grade 3
  • Human and Animal in Grade 4
  • Local History & Geography in Grade 4
  • North American History & Geography in Grade 5
  • Botany in Grade 5
  • Freehand Geometric Drawing in Grade 5
  • Geometry in Grade 6
  • Classroom Management

Artistic Courses and Personal Development:

  • Wood Carving
  • Remedial Education
  • Speech II
  • Singing II
  • Eurythmy II

Year 3

Philosophical Foundations of Waldorf Education:

  • Reincarnation and Karma (book by Rudolf Steiner)
  • Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path aka Philosophy of Freedom (book by Rudolf Steiner)
  • Course on Adolescence (book by Rudolf Steiner)
  • Christology

Curriculum Studies:

  • Child Development & Language Arts in Grades 6 & 8
    (Rome to Middle Ages in Grade 6, Renaissance History in Grade 7, Industrial Revolution to Modern Times in Grade 8)
  • Math Curriculum in Grades 7 to 8
  • Music Curriculum in Grades 6 to 8
  • Painting Curriculum in Grades 7 and 8
  • Hygiene, Physiology and Anatomy in Grades 7 and 8
  • Platonic Solids in Grade 8
  • Geography in Grades 6 to 8
  • Sciences in Grades 6 to 8
  • Perspective Drawing in Grade 7
  • Geometry in Grades 6 to 8
  • Graduation Preparation
  • Administration in a Waldorf School
  • Working with Parents and Colleagues

Artistic Courses & Personal Development:

  • Coppersmithing
  • Speech III
  • Singing III
  • Eurythmy III
  • Drama

The West Coast Institute reserves the right to make changes to this curriculum whenever necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

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