The mission of the Waldorf University Education Department is to prepare engaging teachers to serve a diverse community of learners. Through the Waldorf Teacher Preparation Program, students experience exemplary learning opportunities both on campus and in the area K-12 school districts. Additionally, Waldorf Teacher Education students learn to assume roles as leaders, advocates and servants within the professional setting and the community.
Waldorf University has a state-approved teacher education program through the Iowa Department of Education.
- Elementary Education (K-6), Endorsements in K-12 coaching and K-8 English/language arts, math, music, reading, social studies, or special education. Concentrations in art, math, music, science, Spanish, special education, or theatre.
- Secondary Education (5-12), Endorsements in biology, biology/chemistry, coaching, English, health, history, math, reading, speech communication/theatre, or special education.
- Music Education (K-12) endorsement
- Physical Education (K-12) endorsement, coaching endorsement/authorization
Minor Requirements (21-24 credits)
A minor in Education requires the completion of EDU 201, 202, 240; PSY 144, SPED 220; and 9-12 additional credits in EDU, MUE, PED 200+ and/or SPED courses. Courses with prerequisites need to be filled before or concurrently with enrollment.
*The curricula in the Waldorf University Teacher Education program have been designed to be consistent with recognized professional and national standards, as well as the standards set forth by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. The requirements of the state boards and licensing agencies vary greatly over time and from state to state. Therefore, Waldorf University makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that successful completion of the degree or certificate program will permit or guarantee that a state board or licensing agency beyond the state of Iowa will accept a graduate’s application for licensure.