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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: As a courtesy to our applicants during this difficult time, APPLICATION FEES FOR SUMMER 2020 PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN WAIVED. See individual application forms for instructions.

READ OUR MARCH 19th EBLAST for further information and contact us if you have any questions.

Latest News

Come to Sunbridge this summer and prepare to become a Waldorf teacher. Read all about our low-residency offerings–including our new Elementary Completion Track–and apply today (cost-free)!

Applications for 2020-21 Diversity Fund Scholarships are now available. Learn more about this, as well as about all financial aid opportunities available for teacher education students at Sunbridge.

Summer Series 2020 registration is ongoing, and all fees are refundable. Check out the professional development and introductory titles we’re offering this summer, including a new workshop on Enriching the Classroom Through a Waldorf Perspective, with Liz Beaven, EdD, of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.

Sunbridge is NYS-approved to offer CLTE professional development credits. Check to see if your state honors this status for your use!

Programs

Early Childhood

Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a low-residency program that exceeds WECAN expectations for providing a philosophical, artistic, and practical foundation for Waldorf early childhood teaching, birth to school age.

Elementary

Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a low-residency program providing appropriate credentials and practical, artistic, and philosophical foundations for successful Waldorf teaching in grades one through eight 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 the 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 the 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 being accepted for summer 2020 entering cohorts in our diploma programs in Early Childhood and Elementary teacher education and our 4-week certificate intensive in Elementary Music teaching.

Financial aid is available, and Elementary and Early Childhood program students have the option to apply their Sunbridge education toward earning a fully-accredited MEd 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 MEd degree with 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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