IslandWood’s 10-month graduate certificate program runs from mid-August to mid-June on our Bainbridge Island campus. This intensive and rigorous program includes a teaching practicum paired with academic coursework, as well as regular evening programs, trainings, and professional development.
During your first six weeks, we build your understanding, knowledge, and skills in preparation for your teaching practicum. We also help you establish your sense of place and community by learning more about Bainbridge Island and its histories. Team building activities and discussions will help you get to know your peers, the faculty, and the broader IslandWood community. Plan on participating in workshops or classes at IslandWood Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm with some evenings (no more than once a week) and occasional optional weekend activities.
Most professional development trainings are on Mondays and all 10 graduate level classes are on Thursdays and Fridays. Up to 31 credits accredited by the University of Washington can be applied toward the completion of the M.Ed. at the University of Washington. In addition to stand alone professional development, we also offer ongoing training and development opportunities in art and garden education.
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial. While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish and Duwamish land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish, Puyallup, Muckleshoot, Skokomish, and S’Klallam peoples.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300
IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor
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