Degree Completion Options
The Camphill Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
The Camphill Academy’s learning experiences have been evaluated and have received extensive College Credit Recommendations (CCRs) from the University of the State of New York’s National College Credit Recommendation Service. This allows students to have learning experiences completed in one of the Academy’s programs in Inclusive Social Development articulated for college credit through Excelsior College’s transcript service for purposes of transfer and/or degree completion.
Bachelor’s Degree Options with Our Partners
The Camphill Academy provides pathways for students who choose to complete bachelor’s degrees in a field related to Inclusive Social Development through partnerships with several colleges and universities, including Prescott College, SUNY Empire State College, and Excelsior College in the United States, and Alanus University in Mannheim, Germany.
To date, most of the students pursuing this option have used Prescott College’s Online Undergraduate Program. Students who are accepted into this program complete an individualized course of studies, allowing them to deepen or broaden various aspects of Inclusive Social Development. A similar route exists through a partnership with SUNY Empire State College and Excelsior College.
Students wishing to continue their education in Germany may be interested in the bachelor’s degree in Curative Education (B.A. in Heilpädagogik) at the Institute for Waldorf Education, Inclusion, and Interculturality at Alanus University. In this context, “curative education”, or “Heilpädagogik” in German, refers to work with both children and adults. Students choosing this route may transfer to Alanus at various different points in their studies in the Camphill Academy and the length of additional study still required at Alanus University in Germany will depend on the timing of the transfer.
M.Ed. in Waldorf Education with a Transdisciplinary Focus on Healing Education
This advanced level Waldorf M.Ed. program with a Transdisciplinary Focus on Healing Education is offered by the Education Department at Antioch University New England in collaboration with the Camphill Academy. It brings together experienced anthroposophic practitioners from various disciplines, united by the striving to work out of healing impulses in lifespan development.
Camphill Academy students with a bachelor’s degree and demonstrated interest and commitment to anthroposophy and Inclusive Social Development may be eligible to combine their studies in the advanced stages of the Diploma Program with work towards Antioch University New England’s M.Ed. in Waldorf Education with a Transdisciplinary Focus on Healing Education, allowing them to complete the M.Ed. degree either concurrently or in the year following completion of their Diploma (depending on availability of a new program cycle).
For more information, visit Antioch University New England’s M.Ed. program page.
Financial Considerations for Degree Completion
While students on Community Fellowships from participating communities are not charged any tuition to attend the Camphill Academy, enrollment in a degree completion program will incur tuition fees with the school the student is attending. Financial support for students wishing to pursue degree completion while residing at a Camphill community is not guaranteed and must be arranged on an individual basis between the Student and Participating Community.
Alternately, graduates of the Camphill Academy may pursue credit transfer and/or degree completion with one of our partners or another institution independently. Typically individuals will explore this option if they have left their community.
The Camphill Academy offer programs in Inclusive Social Development in the following concentration areas: