Inspiring Education for Over 50 Years

Welcome to Sunbridge Institute, an independent, not-for-profit adult learning community. Sunbridge offers world-renowned Waldorf teacher education programs, along with professional development and general interest courses and workshops on Waldorf Education, Waldorf teaching, organizational leadership, and the arts. The teachings of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf Education, are at the heart of the Sunbridge mission, and we are dedicated to the support of Waldorf Education in North America.

Sunbridge stands in support of our communities of color and sends comfort to those who have been affected by COVID19. If you are visiting the Threefold campus, please refer to these latest safety guidelines.

Latest News

Gearing up for Giving Tuesday! We will be raising funds for our Diversity Fund Scholarships, designed to attract more people of color to our teacher education programs and thus broadening the diversity of our Waldorf communities. We hope you will join in our efforts.

Applications for summer 2022 cohorts are here! Visit our program pages for information on our incoming Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary Completion Track, and World Language cohorts, and apply now to begin your Waldorf teacher preparation this summer.

2021-22 events: Check out our calendar of professional development opportunities on topics ranging from budgets to DEI work. Read more here. 

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Programs

Early Childhood

Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a low-residency program that exceeds WECAN expectations for providing appropriate credentials and philosophical, artistic, and practical foundations for working with birth-to-school-age children.

Elementary

Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a low-residency program providing appropriate credentials and practical, artistic, and philosophical foundations for teaching in grades one through eight Waldorf classrooms.

Music

Waldorf Elementary Music Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a 4-week certificate program designed to provide Waldorf grades 1-8 music teachers with an informed understanding of the Waldorf curriculum and an anthroposophical view of child development.

World Language

Waldorf World Language Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a 4-week certificate program designed to provide Waldorf world language teachers with an informed understanding of the Waldorf curriculum and an anthroposophical view of child development.

Admissions

Beginning Your Waldorf Teaching Journey

Sunbridge offers an array of Waldorf teacher education programs in low-residency formats that enable students from all geographic points to become part of our learning community.

Applications are now available for cohorts enrolling in summer 2022’s Elementary Teacher Education program (full and completion track), Early Childhood Teacher Education program, and 4-week certificate intensive in World Language teaching.

Financial aid is available, and eligible Elementary and Early Childhood program students can earn credits for their Sunbridge education toward earning a fully-accredited MEd or MALS in Waldorf Education through our partnership with the State University of New York’s Empire State College. Learn more about our admissions process here.

A look into Sunbridge’s teacher education programs

Helpful advice for prospective Sunbridge students

Earn your fully-accredited SUNY MEd or MALS degree through Sunbridge

Learn about scholarships and our diversity programming

Courses and Workshops

What We Offer

Each year Sunbridge presents a variety of courses and workshops designed for seasoned educators and administrators as well as for those who are brand new to Waldorf Education.

From our Summer Series to our Teachers Conference to our Waldorf Weekends, we have a professional development or introductory experience to meet all levels of interest and need.

Learn more here.

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