Becoming a Steiner Teacher
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Steiner teacher.
There is a range of Steiner teacher training courses which are listed here: www.steinerwaldorf.org/steiner-teachers/teacher-education/. Courses vary in their entrance requirements, methods of delivery and final awards. The courses aim to equip their students to teach in any Steiner school in the UK and many countries abroad. In addition a number of Steiner schools offer their own bespoke in-service courses.
Here at the Steiner Academy Hereford (SAH) our Funding Agreement allows us to employ teachers who have completed either a Steiner teacher education course, or a state teacher training programme, or, in some cases, both. In practice, however, experience has shown that it is very challenging for a teacher with no background in Steiner education to step into teaching in a Steiner school because the Steiner teaching method and curriculum are very different.
We are fortunate to have been awarded a grant to explore ways for professional teachers to develop their skills to become a Steiner teacher. Currently we are able to offer a one year school-based traineeship here at the SAH for those seeking to transition to teaching in one of the Steiner academies. The opportunity is intended for someone who has a rapport with the underlying pedagogical principles of Steiner education and a real wish and intention to teach in one of the Steiner Academies. The programme itself is flexible and aims to target the requirements and needs of the individual trainee. Each trainee is supervised by an experienced Steiner teacher trainer. It is likely to require the trainee to be in school at least 2.5 days per week for 3 terms. We are currently recruiting two trainees for September 2018. See the advert on Job Opportunity page from the STAFF menu.
Click on the link for information on the Invalid download ID., a part-time course for teachers and Teaching Assistants working in a Steiner Academy who are new to Steiner education, trainee teachers and people in the community who have an interest in furthering their
understanding of Steiner pedagogy.