Antioch University New England to Offer a New Waldorf Program Focus

The Waldorf Teacher Education program at Antioch University New England will offer a two-summer master’s in education (MEd) degree, with a transdisciplinary focus on healing education. The program starts next summer.

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The program brings together experienced anthroposophic practitioners from various disciplines, united by the striving to work out of healing impulses in lifespan development.

Keene, New Hampshire (PRWEB) October 17, 2013

The Waldorf Teacher Education program at Antioch University New England (AUNE) will offer a two-summer master’s in education (MEd) degree, with a transdisciplinary focus on healing education, beginning in summer 2014.

The advanced level program is offered in collaboration with the Camphill School of Curative Education and Social Therapy. It brings together experienced anthroposophic practitioners from various disciplines, united by the striving to work out of healing impulses in lifespan development.

The program is designed for experienced Waldorf educators and healing educators and practitioners. We invite Waldorf educators, therapists, curative educators, social therapists, adult educators, biographical counselors, therapeutic community builders, nurses, physicians, and anthroposophic professionals in related fields to join us in this process of joint inquiry in the pursuit of action-oriented healing and educational insight.

Participants will typically have either:
•A minimum of five to seven years of professional experience in a relevant field, with a practice based on anthroposophic foundations, or
•Have completed Stage 2 of a program of the Camphill School of Curative Education and Social therapy and be concurrently enrolled in the advanced level of that program.

The program may also interest practitioners who have completed a professional training program without formal accreditation in the past and now want to earn a master’s degree from an accredited university.

This advanced track master’s program with a transdisciplinary focus on healing education is designed for those practitioners who wish to:
•Further transform and evolve their practice through applied spiritual scientific inquiry
•Develop methodological approaches to work in a disciplined and focused way with questions arising from their practice
•Conduct research in a specialized focus area of their choice
•Enhance their capacity for collaborative inquiry and work in transdisciplinary contexts
•Innovate and plant seeds for future development within their field of practice

The overall aim is to move beyond mastery of one’s established professional practice, through active engagement in contemplative and collaborative action research, based on a deepened understanding of the human being and the development of tools and capacities for applied spiritual scientific research.

Participants in the 32-credit MEd program will work together with AUNE and Camphill faculty during two summer residencies in Wilton, New Hampshire. Practicum and on-line action research projects will be undertaken in the intervening year, and a master’s project/thesis will be completed in the final fall semester. Each student will be assigned an advisor on the basis of a chosen focus area of research and professional background.

A 28-credit certificate option without master’s thesis is also available.

About the Camphill School of Curative Education and Social Therapy

The Camphill School of Curative Education and Social Therapy is a community of learning rooted in the Camphill Movement, an international network of intentional communities including individuals with disabilities.

About AUNE’s Waldorf Teacher Education Program

Antioch University New England’s Waldorf Teacher Education programs are the only accredited Waldorf master’s programs in the country and the only Waldorf Teacher Education program that offers an elementary public school teacher certification option.

About Antioch University New England (AUNE)

Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses.

About Antioch University

Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University, a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 institution, provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


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