Waldorf education, also known as Steiner education, is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. Waldorf education promotes a pedagogy that emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of students. Mills College offers a two-summer certificate in Waldorf education.
This program will span two summers. Each summer will offer two weeks of intensive course work. Currently, we are planning to offer the courses at the Community School for Creative Education, which is located close to Mills College on International Blvd. in Oakland.
The course design is as follows:
EDUC 241A Introduction to the History and Theory of Waldorf Education (3)
EDUC 242A Project based Learning and the Waldorf Classroom (2)
EDUC 241B Curriculum Design in Waldorf Education (3)
EDUC 295 Field work Teaching in the Waldorf Classroom (3)