Waldorf Teacher Education Eugene (WTEE) is a center for the study of Anthroposophy and for the preparation of Waldorf educators. WTEE offers a two-year immersion-style program that runs from September to June. Classes are held in-person four times a week. An individualized third-year option is also available. Our program provides a firm pedagogical foundation upon which new teachers may build their future work as educators. Artistic studies, including the visual arts, eurythmy, choir, recorder, speech, drama, form drawing, handwork, and woodwork, comprise half of the weekly schedule along with four seminars per week. The second year (Education Year) offers seven weeks of practicum and 125 hours of classroom volunteer time. The immersive nature of WTEE allows for a continual deepening of study and self-development, and strong social bonding with fellow students and teachers. WTEE is located in beautiful Oregon, on the Eugene Waldorf School campus, a well-established pre-k through Grade 8 school. Our students participate in the life of the school as an integral part of their educational experience.
Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year
The next Foundation Year cohort will begin in September 2023. All classes are operating on an in-person basis. Early enrollment is encouraged.
Please feel free to contact us for a conversation. WTEE also welcomes international students. For information on enrollment or to download an application form, please see the Admissions page.
Our mission is to contribute to the renewal of cultural life and education by working out of a broad world view which recognizes the whole human being's capacities and potential.
More than ever, the world needs self-aware people with a strong sense of purpose, concern for others and the capacity to be in service to humanity. WTEE invites students from all nations, all ethnic and racial backgrounds, all spiritual paths and all personal orientations, who wish to study anthroposophy and/or to prepare to become a Waldorf teacher, to join us in our work and study.
Become a Waldorf Early Childhood or Grades educator in two to three years of study and practice.
WTEE joined the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) in its seventh year of operation and continues to be a full member institute. Our full membership with Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) began in 2014. WTEE is a non-sectarian, non-discriminatory organization.