Learn About Waldorf Education
Are you at a professional crossroads? Looking for a career that will let you indulge your intellectual curiosity, connect with young minds, and refocus your spiritual energies? Then Waldorf education may be right for you. Here at the Waldorf Institute of Southeastern Michigan, we train new Waldorf teachers, help parents and educators delve more deeply into the philosophy of the movement, and provide a forum for intellectual and spiritual self-discovery.
Perhaps you are a homeschooling parent looking for new ways to ignite your child’s intellectual curiosity and imaginative spirit? We offer classes in Waldorf pedagogy and Anthroposophy that can help you incorporate art, handwork, music and movement into your academic lesson plans. You’ll find new ways to educate your child holistically, never forgetting that imagination and emotion are as much a part of learning as intellect.
Maybe you’re simply looking for new ways to fuel your own creativity and energize your engagement with the world. Our Foundation Studies program will take you on a journey from the cultural history of the human sciences—both West and East—to the evolution of educational philosophy as mediated by the work of Rudolf Steiner. You’ll work intensively on art and music projects, explore the concepts and ideals that ground the Waldorf movement, and learn to see your own personal development as a process of becoming rather than a static goal. The Foundation Studies program provides you with a map for your spiritual journey, as well as the tools you’ll need to harness and channel your creativity in virtually any walk of life. Interested in finding out more? Fill out our contact form. We look forward to meeting you, and helping you decide if the Foundation Studies Program is right for you.
Intrigued? Read on! On this site you’ll find an introduction to Waldorf education, a short biography of its founder, Rudolf Steiner, and some FAQ’s about beginning your studies with us. Whether you’re interested in becoming a Waldorf teacher, enhancing your skills as a homeschooling parent, or simply setting out on a journey of self-discovery, you’ll find enthusiastic mentors, colleagues, and fellow travelers here. If you’d like to find out more, simply fill out our contact form. We’ll get back to you within a few days.