Admissions

Now accepting applications for IslandWood's Education for Environment and Community (EEC) graduate certificate program for 2019-2020! 


All students seeking admission to our program must apply and be accepted to both IslandWood AND to the University of Washington’s Master's in Education Program. The University of Washington-Seattle accredits this 10-month graduate certificate program. Once admitted, you will be a student of both IslandWood and the University of Washington-Seattle.

Applications to IslandWood and the University of Washington's M.Ed. degree can be submitted concurrently. Letters of reference and transcripts must be submitted for both applications, which are processed through separate systems. Therefore, requesting these items at the same time may be more convenient for your recommenders.

Step 1. Apply to IslandWood

We accept applications year-round. Decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received. Students are generally notified of their admission status within 4-6 weeks following receipt of their application.

Step 2: Apply to University of Washington’s (UW) Master's in Education Program 

When completing the UW online application:

  • Select either the "M.Ed.-Curriculum and Instruction-Science Education (IslandWood)"- OR -"M.Ed.-Curriculum and Instruction-Teaching & Curriculum (IslandWood)." Applicants interested in the UW Master’s in Teaching (MiT) degree must start out as an M.Ed. student.

     
  • Apply as a matriculated graduate student. Matriculation status means you intend to eventually earn a Master's degree, can have up to 31 credits transferred towards the UW M.Ed. degree, and are eligible for federal student loans.

     
  • The GRE is required for the UW application for matriculation and scores must be reported to the UW by their January 4, May 1, or July 1 deadlines. Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis.

IslandWood's Admissions Requirements: 

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university (minimum 3.0 grade-point average preferred).
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in culturally responsive teaching, environmental and social justice issues, experiential education, and working with youth.

Application Deadlines and Incentives

IW Priority Deadline

IW Tuition Discount

UW Deadline

UW Admissions Decision

IW & UW Quarter of Admission

November 30, 2018

$750

January 4, 2019

March 2019

Fall 2019

January 4, 2019

$500

January 4, 2019

March 2019

Fall 2019

March 15, 2019

$250

May 1, 2019

June 2019

Fall 2019

May 1, 2019

$100

May 1, 2019

June 2019

Fall 2019

July 1, 2019

N/A

 

July 1, 2019

 

late July 2019

 

Fall 2019

 

 


Admissions Policy

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.