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Waldorf Education

Master of Arts

The Master’s programme in Waldorf Education is offered at the Institute for Waldorf Education, Inclusion and Intercultural Studies in Mannheim.


Students can choose between two specialisations:
•    Specialisation inclusion
•    Specialisation class teacher with specialty


The programme qualifies students for teaching at Waldorf Schools (grades 1 - 8). It places equal emphasis on the acquisition of scientific and artistic competence. In particular, it supports students in the development of scientific, didactic-methodological and teaching skills, as well as creative, social and self-reflective abilities. This lays the foundation for successful (school) teaching in an "educational-artistic" sense (R. Steiner).

In the specialisation class teacher with specialty, one of the following compulsory elective courses is selected in addition to the core subjects: English, music, horticulture, handicrafts, sports or manual work.
Students who choose the specialisation inclusive education expand and strengthen their knowledge through curative and inclusive education courses as well as a variety of methodological approaches.

Education
Theory and history of educational models, current pedagogical support concepts (e.g. inclusion, interculturality, media), alternative/Waldorf education


Waldorf Education
Theory of knowledge/science, anthropology, development theory, sensory teaching, Waldorf education in educational discourse


School Development and Society
School organisation and administration, school development, anthroposophical social/cultural impulses, value orientation, diagnostics, support concepts, professionalisation


Studium Generale
History of philosophy, art and culture, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics


Class Teacher Subjects

Scientific and didactic content for grades 1 - 8 (German, history, mathematics, biology, geography, physics, chemistry)


Personality-Building and Classroom Arts
Practical exercises in eurythmy, music, drawing, sculpting, speech formation, musical learning activities in theory and practice


Didactics and Methodology

General didactics, didactic models, lesson planning, analysis and evaluation, didactic and methodological features of alternative and Waldorf education


Educational Practice and Research
Intensive internships during the degree programme, didactic models/teaching methods, methods of documentation and reflection, explorative learning


Inclusive Education
Basics of inclusive education, (curative and special education) diagnostics, teaching in heterogeneous learning groups, differentiation, special pedagogical support (mental and social-emotional development)

Technically close to first university degree (180 credits). In addition, an assessment of personal aptitude is carried out.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Please use the application form to schedule an appointment for guidance counselling or an admission interview.

The programme with the specialisation inclusive education qualifies graduates to work as class teachers in inclusive classrooms at Waldorf schools or anthroposophical curative education schools, to organise schools, and to work in science and research. It also opens up the possibility of earning a doctorate.
The programme with the specialisation class teacher with specialty qualifies graduates to work as class teachers and subject specialist teachers at Waldorf schools, to organise schools, and to work in science and research. It also opens up the possibility of earning a doctorate.

Education
Theory and history of educational models, current pedagogical support concepts (e.g. inclusion, interculturality, media), alternative/Waldorf education


Waldorf Education
Theory of knowledge/science, anthropology, development theory, sensory teaching, Waldorf education in educational discourse


School Development and Society
School organisation and administration, school development, anthroposophical social/cultural impulses, value orientation, diagnostics, support concepts, professionalisation


Studium Generale
History of philosophy, art and culture, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics


Class Teacher Subjects

Scientific and didactic content for grades 1 - 8 (German, history, mathematics, biology, geography, physics, chemistry)


Personality-Building and Classroom Arts
Practical exercises in eurythmy, music, drawing, sculpting, speech formation, musical learning activities in theory and practice


Didactics and Methodology

General didactics, didactic models, lesson planning, analysis and evaluation, didactic and methodological features of alternative and Waldorf education


Educational Practice and Research
Intensive internships during the degree programme, didactic models/teaching methods, methods of documentation and reflection, explorative learning


Inclusive Education
Basics of inclusive education, (curative and special education) diagnostics, teaching in heterogeneous learning groups, differentiation, special pedagogical support (mental and social-emotional development)

Technically close to first university degree (180 credits). In addition, an assessment of personal aptitude is carried out.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Please use the application form to schedule an appointment for guidance counselling or an admission interview.

The programme with the specialisation inclusive education qualifies graduates to work as class teachers in inclusive classrooms at Waldorf schools or anthroposophical curative education schools, to organise schools, and to work in science and research. It also opens up the possibility of earning a doctorate.
The programme with the specialisation class teacher with specialty qualifies graduates to work as class teachers and subject specialist teachers at Waldorf schools, to organise schools, and to work in science and research. It also opens up the possibility of earning a doctorate.

The most important thing at a glance

Course Duration
2 years (4 semesters), full-time study with internships/excursions


Course Starts
Autumn Semester. Applications may be submitted at any time.


Degree

Master of Arts Waldorf Education


Tuition Fees
850 euros/semester


Financial Support
The programme can be financed through BAföG loans. Information on other sources of financial aid is available under Funding.


Contact
Institute for Waldorf Education, Inclusion and Intercultural Studies
Am Exerzierplatz 21
68167 Mannheim
+49 62148 44010

Waldorf Education