Sunbridge Institute Partnership with SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College has partnered with Sunbridge Institute to provide its students a pathway to earning a Master of Education (M.Ed) or Liberal Studies (MALS) degree with a self-designed concentration in Waldorf Education. Twelve elective credits—comprising the entire Waldorf Education concentration—will be awarded to SUNY Empire graduate students in these programs who provide official transcripts documenting their completion of the Waldorf Early Childhood or Elementary teacher education programs. This credit is awarded based on a SUNY Empire Professional Learning Evaluation of Sunbridge Institute’s educational program. This distinction, which eases the pathway and speeds up the process for completing a graduate degree, is the first of its kind at the graduate level at SUNY Empire State College. (Note: New York State residency is not required.)

Additional benefits of this community partnership include:

  • Orientation fee waiver
  • $100 Presidential Scholarship during the first term of matriculated enrollment

Prospective students must provide a valid partnership code at the time of application in order to receive these benefits. The code can be obtained from the designated representative at Sunbridge Institute.

Sample Sunbridge Institute Waldorf Early Childhood and Elementary Education Topics

  • Examination and practice of approaches and skills in Waldorf curriculum and pedagogy
  • Deep exploration of child and human development
  • Arts for the educator and the student as an integral component of Waldorf Education
  • Student teaching and/or mentored teaching in the classroom with experienced teachers and advisors
  • Courses for understanding the principles of shared leadership and working effectively with colleagues and parents
  • Development of a teacher’s contemplative capacities to strengthen a deep reflection of the children in their care and to support a healthy work/life balance

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