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Community Learning Centers

Community Learning Centers

Community Learning Centers (CLC's) offer the possibility of intensive multi-day workshops in various locations for people who wish to deepen their understanding of the work of Rudolf Steiner, anthroposophy, and Waldorf education. CLCs are often hosted by school communities who want to offer to their faculty, parent body, or friends the opportunity to meet and study with the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College. The curriculum and teaching is arranged by Rudolf Steiner College. Local school faculty and Rudolf Steiner College faculty will be the featured instructors.

CLCs create individual multi-day workshops in the students’ home communities. To avoid repetition, each workshop is designed to offer unique content, fusing rich anthroposophical studies with artistic experience with music, painting and/or eurythmy. A variety of subject material may be offered over the course of three years, with 2, 3, or 4 workshops per year.

Many people attend CLC workshops because they are interested in learning about the fundamentals of Waldorf education and in possibly becoming teachers themselves. Others attend for personal and family enrichment, preparation for future Waldorf activities, or for other professional venues.

Community Learning Center Courses

In general, courses offered in the Community Learning Centers will focus on basic anthroposophy and the arts.  Courses likely to be given are included in the list that follows. No academic credit is given for these courses.

An Introduction to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education Human Destiny
The Nature of the Human Being The Philosophy of Freedom
Cosmology Nature Studies
The Temperaments Human Physiology from the Standpoint of Spiritual Psychology
Parzival or Faust Studies in the Spiritual Foundations of America
Selected Topics in Anthroposophy Painting
Nature Drawing Singing
Music (Recorder/wooden flute) Eurythmy
Clay Modeling The Nature of the Human Being

Fees: The cost of the each CLC workshop series is determined by its length. Individual courses in each session of the CLC can also be taken separately.

Financial Aid: CLC's are not part of any matriculated program and there is no financial aid offered.

Community Learning Centers have been established in: Anchorage, Alaska; Denver, Colorado; Montreal, Canada; Nevada City, California; and Citrus Heights, California. Others are in process of being initiated. A minimum of ten students is required to establish a Community Learning Center in a particular area.

Teacher Education Program Courses and CLCs

The classes taught in the CLCs include many subjects that are fundamental to Waldorf teacher education.  CLC's are not matriculated programs and no credit is given for completion of the workshop courses.   CLC students are welcome to apply for any of Rudolf Steiner College's Waldorf Teacher Education Programs

To receive an AWSNA-recognized diploma, students must qualify for, enroll in, and successfully complete one of the Summer Waldorf Teacher Education Programs at Rudolf Steiner College. Upon successful completion of one of the matriculated programs, students will receive a Diploma in Waldorf Education recognized by the Association of Waldorf Schools of  North America.  Please see the online course catalog for details of course offerings.  

Enrollment: There are not currently any CLC's accepting new enrollments. To learn more about starting a Community Learning Center in your area, please email or phone 916-961-8727.  Contact the Admissions Office for enrollment information for any of the Waldorf Teacher Education Programs.