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.

Offered in partnership with the University of Washington College of Education, our graduate residency program is a unique pathway connecting to Master’s degree options at the UW. Based on our 250-acre campus on Bainbridge Island, WA, this intensive program includes graduate-level course work in environmental and justice-oriented education (equity and anti-bias work), biweekly outdoor teaching experiences, and 1:1 mentoring.

“This program has forever changed my teaching and commitment to equity and access in education.”

~Alex Guest, IslandWood Graduate Program alum and current Staff Instructor

Curious? Learn more about us:

Program Details: Learn more about the teaching practicum, professional development, coursework, and more.

Stories from Alumni and Currents Students: Read about the graduate student experience and the paths our alumni have taken.

Cost and Aid: Explore the different ways to fund graduate level studies including discounts and scholarships.

About IslandWood: Watch a brief video highlighting our organization’s work, featuring several of our graduate program alumni.

The next application deadline for IslandWood and the UW’s graduate program is coming up on May 1 and we want as many people with shared values to know about this opportunity!