Teacher Training Program

"Through study we cannot become teachers. We cannot drill others into being teachers, because each one of us is already a teacher. Every human being is a teacher but he is sleeping and must be awakened, and art is the awakener. Nevertheless he will still be a good teacher because it does not depend on the giving out of knowledge but on activating the individuality of the soul upon the pre-earthly existence. Then it is really the child who educates himself through us. And that is the truth. In reality we do not educate at all. We only disturb the process of education when we intervene too energetically. We only educate when we behave in such a way that through our own behavior the child can educate himself. " - Rudolf Steiner

Teacher Training Program

In the heart of a Waldorf teacher lives the commitment to help each student reach his or her highest potential. Waldorf teacher preparation gives you a deep understanding of the whole human being as it unfolds through the critical phases of toddler, child and teenager - so that you can guide students on their life journey. Equally important is the Waldorf teacher's commitment to ongoing self-development. Waldorf teacher preparation stretches you in all directions - socially, intellectually, physically and artistically - to push you beyond your comfort zones and help you develop the capacities to inspire your students.

The Sound Circle Center Waldorf Teacher Training Program consists of:

  • Three academic years of part-time coursework (Foundation Sudies, Teacher Training A and Teacher Training B)
  • Two summer intensives of two weeks each
  • 12 weeks of required practicum teaching in a Waldorf school (6 weeks in each of the two years of training)

"What is important is that teachers become capable in the presence of each child and in each moment to newly form and reform the educational task. For the true teacher, pedagogy must be something living, something new at each moment….We could even say that the best pedagogy–stated radically–is one that the teacher continually forgets and that is continually reignited each time the teacher is in the presence of the children and sees in the them living powers of developing human nature."

— Rudolf Steiner, The Spirit of the Waldorf School