Thank you for taking the time to provide us
with information that will help us understand the qualifications of this
applicant and envision a match with our program.
IslandWood’s graduate certificate in
Education for Environment and Community is a ten-month intensive program
emphasizing an ongoing cycle of theory and practice. Working, studying, and
(often) living closely together, our students take a full course load each
quarter and teach alternating weeks in our School Overnight Program, a four-day
integrated learning experience for school children aged nine to twelve.
Graduate students also act as liaisons to two or three of our attending
schools, making visits to classrooms and helping teachers to bridge the
classroom and IslandWood experiences.
This is a challenging, experience-based first half of a master’s degree
in education through the University of Washington, where most of our students
complete the degree in two additional quarters.
Please attach a letter of reference that
addresses what you know to be this applicant’s strengths, ambitions, and areas
for growth, as a student and as a professional.
We are especially interested to know about what you may have witnessed
in his or her teaching, working with youth, or collaborating in community.
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with information that will help us
understand the qualifications of this applicant and envision a match with our