AP: Removal From the Practicum: After Intervention

In cases where improvement of your classroom performance and/or professional performance is a possibility, your host teacher (HT) and clinical supervisor (CS), in consultation with the Teacher and Principal Success team, will notify you of their concerns both orally and in writing and provide you with recommendations for immediate improvement. This constitutes an “Intervention Plan.” It is possible that your practicum may be extended. An Intervention Plan is a strategy that is designed to work to the candidate’s benefit, allowing additional time to practice and demonstrate competency in the recommended areas.


During the period specified for you to demonstrate improvement, the CS will evaluate your performance in addition to, or in conjunction with, the regular weekly observation schedule as described in the Intervention Plan. The Teacher Success & Principal Success team will maintain observation data and any supporting documentation and you may request copies of such documentation. If you do not demonstrate the required improvement, as outlined in the Intervention Plan, within the specified time, you will be removed from your practicum.


A teacher and principal success coordinator will inform you of the decision by phone and e-mail. Depending on the circumstances, a conference may take place at the school site with involved parties. The teacher success coordinator will provide you (in writing) with specific reasons for your removal and advise you of the options available to you, which may include an alternate WGU program leading to a degree without licensure or an appeal to repeat the practicum in a future cohort. You may also be recommended for removal from the licensure program, the Teachers College, or the University via a Level 3 Warning as described in the Code (opens new window).