Advanced Programs Professional Educator's Liability Insurance

WGU assumes no financial responsibility or liability for its teacher or principal candidates. Students are required to provide proof of insurance and liability protection during field placement experiences. Professional liability coverage can be obtained through educators’ associations or personal insurance. Students who do not have coverage may obtain professional educators liability insurance at a minimal cost through membership in the National Education Association’s (NEA). For information about NEA membership, see  Aspiring Educator Membership (opens new window).


  1. Click Join NEA in small print at the top of the page.
  2. Click Aspiring Educator Membership at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select the state of your residence from the map.
  4. Before completing the form, check to see if WGU is listed as a university on the drop-down list, if not, return to the map and choose District of Columbia as your home state. 
  5. The enrollment form and the renewal form are the same. The top of the form says "Enrollment/Renewal” form.


Complete the Educators Liability Insurance Form (opens new window) or submit a copy of your NEA Welcome Letter email as proof of coverage on your Field Experience page.


NoteEnrollment for the current NEA membership year is offered online from the start of the membership year, September 1, through the end of May. Beginning July 1, the online system accepts applications for enrollment for the next membership year. 


All qualifying WGU students are covered under the student policy whenever they are carrying out educational duties related to their University program. There are no limitations as to grade/age level or public vs. private settings.


Coverage under such professional liability insurance shall not be less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for each occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000.00) in the aggregate.


Additional acceptable proof of insurance for Advanced Programs only (EDL, ELL, MSSP, MAME, MASE) include:

  • Liability insurance coverage obtained through your school/district with policy number and effective dates.
  • Union Dues through your school/district that can be verified by showing your union dues deduction.


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