Application Requirements for DT: Provisional Acceptance

On or before the published deadline for your desired cohort, you must meet all basic admission requirements and formally apply for demonstration teaching (DT).


You may not apply for DT unless you first receive preclinical experiences (PCE) approval. See the following article to understand the Application Requirements for PCE.


Once you meet basic requirements, you will receive Provisional Acceptance to the cohort. To receive Provisional Acceptance to the cohort you must:


  • Complete all pre-requisite academic requirements outlined on the DT Pacing Guide. 
  • Confirm your DT cohort confirmation and read the DT affidavit task on your Field Experience page.
  • Submit your content exam registration ticket(s) verifying that you will take the exam(s) by the required deadline or submit your official passing score report to  You must submit registration tickets for all the following categories of exams that you must attempt at least once prior to receiving Full Acceptance to the cohort:
    • A. All content exams required by the state in which you will apply for certification;
    • B. All content exams required by WGU’s home-state of Utah if your state requires reciprocity for licensure ; and
    • C. All content exams required by WGU to satisfy the WGU Program Requirement 
  • Receive a positive Mentor Evaluation and Recommendation for DT from your mentor.

  • Check the Teacher Licensure Home Page to search for your state and program to identify the background check requirements in case you must update your background check since you first received PCE approval.


Note: Unless you meet all of these requirements by the published deadlines, your application will be denied. You should review these requirements with your mentor in the months prior to applying for DT. Once you apply and have met all requirements, the Field Experiences team will notify you of your provisional acceptance to the cohort, and your placement coordinator will contact you to set up the required introduction call.