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Education / Waldorf Education

Master of Arts / Part-Time

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The part-time Master's programme "Education" with a focus on "Schools and Teaching" prepares students for careers in Waldorf schools as class teachers or subject specialist and secondary education teachers. The focus of the course is an in-depth theoretical and scientific examination of alternative and Waldorf education in today's world. Special emphasis is placed on the acquisition of Waldorf pedagogical, scientific and general educational skills as well as didactic competence in specialty subjects. A further aim is assisting future Waldorf teachers in developing an authentic personality. Students develop a range of observational and judgment skills and train their creativity, flexibility in thinking and personal responsibility.

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Education
Fundamentals of education, history of education, alternative and Waldorf education, educational psychology, media pedagogics 

Fundamentals of Waldorf Education
Basic tenets of anthroposophy, educational anthropology, sensory teaching, child observation

School and Society
School development, school organisation, conference work, moderation, parental counselling and guidance, adult education

Introduction to Educational Research
Scientific-based and methodological fundamentals of research, methods and examples of educational research

Teaching and General Didactics
General didactics, teaching concepts, didactic features of Waldorf Schools

Subject-Specific Didactics
Fundamental didactics of specialist subjects and/or Waldorf class teacher subjects, curriculum and teaching of specific subjects, subject-specific lesson planning, internships

Waldorf Education in Dialogue
Waldorf education and alternative teaching in dialogue, international aspects, challenges of current Waldorf Teacher Training, criticism of Waldorf education

Art
Painting, drawing, sculpting, eurythmy, language and music

Studium Generale
History of philosophy, art and culture, cognitive science, ethics

In the Master's programme in Education / Waldorf Education with a focus on schools and teaching, students can choose between two specialisations:

  • General Schools
    Career goal: teacher at a Waldorf school (or secondary and comprehensive school)
  • Adult Education
    Career goal: lecturer at Waldorf Teacher Training seminars or technical schools for early childhood educators

Requirement for admission is a first university degree (Bachelor’s, Diplom, Magister, State Examination, or equivalent, preferably in a subject relevant to teaching).

Alanus University, in cooperation with the German Association of Waldorf Schools, has succeeded in establishing “Special Funding for Waldorf Education”. Students in the Master’s programme Waldorf Education / specialisation “Schools and Teaching” who have the career goal of working as a Waldorf teacher, can apply for this special funding, which reimburses a portion of the standard tuition fee of 241 euros/month. Through special funding, it is possible to reduce tuition fees to as low as 120 euros/month.

Who is “Special Funding for Waldorf Education” aimed at?

The funding is aimed at students in the Master’s programme Waldorf Education / specialisation “Schools and Teaching” who have the career goal of working as a Waldorf teacher and who are not receiving any other source of funding (e.g. payment of tuition fees by a Waldorf school).

How high are tuition fees for students who receive the special funding?

Through “Special Funding for Waldorf Education”, it is possible to reduce tuition fees to as low as 120 euros/month.

How long is the funding guaranteed?

The funding is guaranteed for 1 year with the option of extending. Maximum funding for the standard period of study is 6 semesters.

What are the criteria for funding?

  • Statement of financial need
  • Aspiration to become a Waldorf teacher
  • No other possible sources of funding (e.g. Waldorf school, national scholarship, etc.)
  • Acceptable student performance: regular attendance of lectures and seminars, successful completion of modules according to the study plan.

For more information, please contact Lisa Marie Butz.

Guidelines & Application Form for Special Funding for Waldorf Education

 

In addition:

Solidarity Financing Model in Cooperation with CHANCEN eG

By means of a Reverse Generational Contract (RGC), tuition fees are paid in full or in part and repaid after completion of studies once the recipient earns above a set minimum income. More information available under  CHANCEN eG.

Specialisation General Schools

The programme qualifies students to work as class teachers, subject specialist teachers or secondary education teachers at Waldorf schools (provided that they have a first degree in a relevant field). Each year, the approximately 230 Waldorf schools in Germany are looking for around 600 new class teachers, subject specialist teachers and secondary education teachers in natural sciences, mathematics, German, languages, history, geography, art history, art, handicrafts and other subjects. The career opportunities are therefore excellent.

Specialisation Adult Education

Future graduates of the specialisation Adult Education will have the task of preparing educators for the field of early childhood care and education at Waldorf Teacher Training seminars or technical schools. In this field too, there is a great demand for teachers.

Applications can be submitted at any time. The course always starts in September. To apply, please use the applications form under Downloads.

The following documents must be submitted with the application form:

  • Curriculum vitae with passport photo
  • Officially certified copies of the higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) and the first university degree (officially certified and stamped German translation of foreign certificates)
  • Letter of Motivation for the Master’s programme
  • Certificate of registration from a German health insurance provider (copy of the insurance card is not sufficient)
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF, DSH or an equivalent certificate.)

Candidates are selected for admission based on a review of the application documents and a personal admission interview.

Education
Fundamentals of education, history of education, alternative and Waldorf education, educational psychology, media pedagogics 

Fundamentals of Waldorf Education
Basic tenets of anthroposophy, educational anthropology, sensory teaching, child observation

School and Society
School development, school organisation, conference work, moderation, parental counselling and guidance, adult education

Introduction to Educational Research
Scientific-based and methodological fundamentals of research, methods and examples of educational research

Teaching and General Didactics
General didactics, teaching concepts, didactic features of Waldorf Schools

Subject-Specific Didactics
Fundamental didactics of specialist subjects and/or Waldorf class teacher subjects, curriculum and teaching of specific subjects, subject-specific lesson planning, internships

Waldorf Education in Dialogue
Waldorf education and alternative teaching in dialogue, international aspects, challenges of current Waldorf Teacher Training, criticism of Waldorf education

Art
Painting, drawing, sculpting, eurythmy, language and music

Studium Generale
History of philosophy, art and culture, cognitive science, ethics

In the Master's programme in Education / Waldorf Education with a focus on schools and teaching, students can choose between two specialisations:

  • General Schools
    Career goal: teacher at a Waldorf school (or secondary and comprehensive school)
  • Adult Education
    Career goal: lecturer at Waldorf Teacher Training seminars or technical schools for early childhood educators

Requirement for admission is a first university degree (Bachelor’s, Diplom, Magister, State Examination, or equivalent, preferably in a subject relevant to teaching).

Alanus University, in cooperation with the German Association of Waldorf Schools, has succeeded in establishing “Special Funding for Waldorf Education”. Students in the Master’s programme Waldorf Education / specialisation “Schools and Teaching” who have the career goal of working as a Waldorf teacher, can apply for this special funding, which reimburses a portion of the standard tuition fee of 241 euros/month. Through special funding, it is possible to reduce tuition fees to as low as 120 euros/month.

Who is “Special Funding for Waldorf Education” aimed at?

The funding is aimed at students in the Master’s programme Waldorf Education / specialisation “Schools and Teaching” who have the career goal of working as a Waldorf teacher and who are not receiving any other source of funding (e.g. payment of tuition fees by a Waldorf school).

How high are tuition fees for students who receive the special funding?

Through “Special Funding for Waldorf Education”, it is possible to reduce tuition fees to as low as 120 euros/month.

How long is the funding guaranteed?

The funding is guaranteed for 1 year with the option of extending. Maximum funding for the standard period of study is 6 semesters.

What are the criteria for funding?

  • Statement of financial need
  • Aspiration to become a Waldorf teacher
  • No other possible sources of funding (e.g. Waldorf school, national scholarship, etc.)
  • Acceptable student performance: regular attendance of lectures and seminars, successful completion of modules according to the study plan.

For more information, please contact Lisa Marie Butz.

Guidelines & Application Form for Special Funding for Waldorf Education

 

In addition:

Solidarity Financing Model in Cooperation with CHANCEN eG

By means of a Reverse Generational Contract (RGC), tuition fees are paid in full or in part and repaid after completion of studies once the recipient earns above a set minimum income. More information available under  CHANCEN eG.

Specialisation General Schools

The programme qualifies students to work as class teachers, subject specialist teachers or secondary education teachers at Waldorf schools (provided that they have a first degree in a relevant field). Each year, the approximately 230 Waldorf schools in Germany are looking for around 600 new class teachers, subject specialist teachers and secondary education teachers in natural sciences, mathematics, German, languages, history, geography, art history, art, handicrafts and other subjects. The career opportunities are therefore excellent.

Specialisation Adult Education

Future graduates of the specialisation Adult Education will have the task of preparing educators for the field of early childhood care and education at Waldorf Teacher Training seminars or technical schools. In this field too, there is a great demand for teachers.

Applications can be submitted at any time. The course always starts in September. To apply, please use the applications form under Downloads.

The following documents must be submitted with the application form:

  • Curriculum vitae with passport photo
  • Officially certified copies of the higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) and the first university degree (officially certified and stamped German translation of foreign certificates)
  • Letter of Motivation for the Master’s programme
  • Certificate of registration from a German health insurance provider (copy of the insurance card is not sufficient)
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF, DSH or an equivalent certificate.)

Candidates are selected for admission based on a review of the application documents and a personal admission interview.

The most important thing at a glance

Course Duration
6 semesters (part-time)

Course Start
Early September

Degree
Master of Arts (M.A)

Tuition Fees
241 euros/month
For future Waldorf teachers: Reduction of fees to as low as 120 euros/month is possible.
Guidelines & Application Form for Special Funding for Waldorf Education

Financial Aid
More information available under Funding.

Contact and Guidance

Department of Education

Eric Bollmann M.A.
Programme Coordinator
Institute for School Pedagogics and Teacher Training
Tel. +49 2222 93211500

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