IslandWood Graduate Program
Become an Educator for a More Equitable and Sustainable Future
The IslandWood Graduate Program in Education for Environment and Community is a 10-month immersive residency in justice-oriented environmental education; experiential, student-centered learning; and culturally-responsive teaching and curriculum development.
We strive to contribute to a more diverse educator workforce that mirrors the demographics of our society. Our students come from a variety of life experiences and backgrounds and share a commitment to justice-oriented education. Here are some of the ways we support our students:
Discover the change you can make as an educator with graduate-level coursework in environmental and justice-oriented education (equity and anti-bias work), biweekly teaching experiences, and 1:1 mentoring.
Applications are now closed for the AY 2020-2021. Check back in August for updated admission information for AY 2021-2022. Our first priority deadline will be in November!
Deadlines for admission to the Fall 2020 quarter are as follows:
|IslandWood Priority Deadline||IslandWood Tuition Discount||UW Deadline||UW Admissions Decision|
|November 30, 2019||$750||January 6, 2020||March 2020|
|January 6, 2020||$500||January 6, 2020||March 2020|
|March 15, 2020||$250||May 1, 2020||June 2020|
|May 1, 2020||$100||May 1, 2020||June 2020|
|July 1, 2020||N/A
|July 1, 2020
|late July 2020
IslandWood provides equal opportunities to all applicants for admission without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
399 alumni who are building the capacity of youth to create a more equitable and sustainable future
After graduation, our alumni work in a variety of different fields: 38% work in schools; 27% in nonprofit/public management and leadership positions; 18% in zoos, aquariums, and other learning centers; 8% in higher education; 3% in sustainable food management/gardening; and 7% in other fields.
In our program, we intentionally focus on fostering strong relationships and a supportive learning community. This relationship-building starts the moment we connect. Let’s get started!
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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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