IslandWood is a nationally-recognized learning center on Bainbridge Island, Washington, across Puget Sound from Seattle. IslandWood's mission is to provide exceptional learning experiences and to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. Our residential School Overnight Program serves over 4,000 elementary school students from diverse races, cultures and backgrounds, each year. Students discover connections between themselves and nature, and are inspired to become stewards of their home communities. What is the IslandWood Graduate Program? Experiential learning at the graduate level. The IslandWood Graduate Program is a 10-month intensive experience that leads to a certificate in Education for Environment and Community (EEC). Participants earn credits toward a master’s degree in education. The EEC program involves an ongoing cycle of theory and practice: rigorous academic coursework with teaching experiences at IslandWood and in diverse partner schools. Who are the EEC graduate students? People who seek to change the world. Program participants come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and undergraduate majors, and share a passion for excellence in education. Each year, they develop a supportive learning community that sustains itself beyond their ten months together at IslandWood. Upon completion of the EEC program 98% of our students continue their graduate education and complete a master’s degree. Most EEC alumni currently hold positions as educators or nonprofit administrators. They are connecting people, places, and education itself.
The IslandWood Education for Environment and Community program is accredited as the first half of a Master’s degree in Education or Master's in Teaching through the University of Washington's College of Education.
International Student Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent; experience and passion for working with youth.