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.
IslandWood’s academic calendar closely parallels the UW’s, with the finalized IW academic calendar released each summer. This allows the EEC Team to develop a schedule and course selection specific to IslandWood that is as current as possible, responsive to the needs and feedback of the outgoing and incoming classes, community and world events, and reflective of our commitments to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion as best practice in education. 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. The Academic calendar for 2022-2023 is linked here. Courses marked with an asterisk are core courses, offered every year.
The Researcher in Residence (RiR) program provides opportunities for alumni and visiting scholars to conduct research at IslandWood. Researchers have the opportunity to connect with current IslandWood graduate students to conduct their research. In a reciprocal partnership, current grads can take part in a workshop to learn a new skill or pedagogical strategy while being exposed to a variety of research methods. Learn more about the program.