The Waldorf Institute is a sponsored program of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. Two programs are offered that lead to the Diploma in Waldorf Education, which is recognized by Waldorf schools all over the world. The Year Round program leads to a diploma in Elementary Education. (The Elementary Program is also offered in conjunction with the University of Detroit Mercy for those who would like to complete their B.A. and/or obtain Michigan teaching certification in addition to Waldorf certification.) The Summer Sequence Program offers a Diploma in Waldorf Education for practicing teachers who seek Waldorf certification. Please see the brief descriptions of programs and also contact the Program Directors listed for further information.

The Year Round format includes courses mainly on the weekend (Friday evening and Saturday) on the campus of Detroit Waldorf School. Some courses are offered at other locations in the evening. The term schedule for the Year Round programs include two 12 week terms in Fall and Winter. A short, 3-weekend Spring term completes the year.