Application Requirements for DT: Full Acceptance

To gain full acceptance to the cohort and be eligible to participate in demonstration teaching (DT) you must meet all cohort deadlines and requirements. You must also receive a recommendation from your mentor. See Mentor Evaluation of Professional Behaviors and Dispositions. If your mentor does not recommend you, you may not apply and you will be counseled into an appropriate non-licensure program. If you wish to appeal this decision, you may submit a written appeal to


Read the Demonstration Pacing Guides. You are responsible for meeting each deadline and requirement.


To be fully accepted to a cohort you must:

  • Have a positive evaluation and recommendation for DT from your mentor on file.
  • Have a current, cleared background check on file with the WGU Field Placement department (
  • Have zero CUs remaining to be completed.
  • Pass your state-required content exam and have the passing scores posted to your degree plan by sending the official passing score reports to
    • Students licensing in WA must, at a minimum, show proof that they have attempted the state content exam for their program by uploading a registration ticket for the appropriate exam, or sending official passing score reports to
    • The state of West Virgina requires teacher candidates to pass all relevant content exams prior to applying for a Clinical Experience Permit.  You must obtain a Clinical Experience Permit to gain full acceptance to the cohort and participate in DT in West Virginia.
  • Complete the Pre edTPA Call Series if you are completing demonstration teaching in a state that requires the edTPA for program or licensure requirements.
  • Upload proof of current professional educator’s liability insurance coverage that is valid through the end of DT to your Field Experience page.
  • Complete a DT Final Call with your placement coordinator. 

PCE Evaluation required by the PCE Host Teacher:

  • For BAMA12 and MATMA12 candidates in program versions 8/1/17 and beyond who receive PCE approval after 1/1/18, a PCE Evaluation is required.
  • For all candidates in all other programs in program versions 9/1/17 and beyond (including BAMA 5-9 and MATMA 5-9 8/1/17) who receive PCE approval after 4/1/18, a PCE Evaluation is required.

Note: You will receive a confirmation email from your placement coordinator containing all your placement details including: school, host teacher, clinical supervisor contact information, and your specific DT start and end dates. You are responsible for adhering to the instructions and information you receive. Make sure you fully read this important email and save it for future reference. You may not change or make adjustments to any of your placement arrangements, including changes to the pre-arranged DT dates or the assigned host teacher or clinical supervisor. Your placement coordinator, the Teacher Success team, and the district/school must approve any changes to your confirmed placement arrangements. 


Adjustments to your placement and host teacher or clinical supervisor assignment, once confirmed, are rarely approved and only for egregious situations. By accepting and starting your DT assignment, you are demonstrating a professional commitment that could potentially affect future employment prospects.


Approximately 2-4 weeks before your DT start date, WGU will send emails containing the link to the online DT Information Folder to you, your host teacher, and principal. 



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