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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the Demonstration Pacing Guides. You are responsible for meeting each deadline and requirement.
To be fully accepted to a cohort you must:
Please consult the Licensure Handbook for the content exams you are required to attempt. While you only need to attempt content exams to be eligible for Demonstration Teaching, you must pass all required content exams to be eligible for graduation from your program.
California requires all WGU students enrolled in a CTC-approved initial teacher preparation program to pass the appropriate CSET exams prior to demonstration teaching.
West Virginia requires all students completing demonstration teaching in West Virginia to pass basic skills and content exams before applying for the Clinical Experience Permit. This permit is a prerequisite for demonstration teaching eligibility in West Virginia.
PCE Evaluation required by the PCE Host Teacher:
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.