Want to be an education leader? Our foundational graduate program in Education for Environment and Community (EEC), offered in partnership with the University of Washington, is a 10-month teaching residency preparing culturally-responsive educators capable of catalyzing community and environmental stewardship.
The program serves as the first three quarters of a master’s degree at the University of Washington’s nationally-ranked College of Education. It also fulfils the prerequisites for application to the Master’s in Teaching for Elementary Teacher Education program at the University of Washington.
To gain a deeper understanding of admissions and student life at IslandWood, we invite you to visit our campus on Bainbridge Island, Washington. During your visit, you will:
- Meet Theresa Song Ichien, Manager of the EEC Graduate Program and EEC alumna (’11). Learn how the program started in 2002, its evolution, and how our alumni are having a positive impact in the world today.
- Go on a campus tour. During the 1.5 hour/3-mile tour of our LEED Gold certified buildings and our 250-acre forested campus, you will explore diverse ecosystems (forest, stream, pond, bog, and marsh) and visit our popular garden classroom and graduate housing.
- Shadow recent graduate students participating in the teaching practicum. Observe firsthand how graduate students practice culturally responsive instruction while teaching in our residential School Overnight Program.
- Enjoy a light lunch and Q&A session with alumni. Participate in the practicum debrief over lunch and hear about how the continuous cycle of theory and practice with the support of a mentor allows for graduate students to dramatically improve their teaching practice during the 10-month residency.
- Ask about admissions and financial aid during an info session with Kathie Bradford, M.Ed., Recruiting Manger of the EEC program and EEC alumna (’11). Learn how to strengthen your application for admission to the University of Washington and IslandWood and what to expect after confirming enrollment.
Prospective students or anyone interested in learning more about the Education for Environment & Community Graduate Certificate Program are invited to register. Availability is limited, register soon.
The campus visit includes opportunities to meet with key members of the IslandWood community, a tour of our main campus, graduate housing, and field structures and trails.
Demonstrated interest, as shown by attending any campus event, is not a factor in admission to IslandWood’s graduate program in Education for Environment and Community.
It’s easy to find us! We’re just a 35-minute ferry ride from the downtown Seattle ferry dock on the Bainbridge Island ferry. Visit our website for detailed directions on how to get here.
4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Free shuttle service between IslandWood’s campus and the ferry terminal on Bainbridge Island is available for the first 12 people who register. Pickup from the 7:55 am ferry leaving Seattle and return on the 3:50 pm ferry leaving Bainbridge.
EXPLORE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
Bainbridge Island has a rich cultural and natural history worth discovering during your visit. Check out the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guide for more information on where to shop, eat, and explore while you are here.