You must be at least 18 years of age before you may begin the application process or participate in any field experiences (preclinical experience or demonstration teaching).
You should submit all requirements for PCE approval on your Field Experience page no later than one month prior to when you plan to begin in-school PCE experiences. You must receive approval for PCE prior to entering the classroom. Entering the classroom and working on PCE in-school tasks prior to receiving PCE approval from Field Placement will result in the filing of a disposition concern and put you at risk of removal from your licensure program.
In most cases, you will arrange your own placement for PCE. If you are having difficulty securing a PCE placement, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. It is important to understand that it is not a requirement of the school or district to accept or allow you to complete PCE in their school or district. Review Behaviors that can Result in Termination of Placement (opens new window) and Removal from a Cohort: Administrative Withdrawal (opens new window) for additional information.
Complete the following items, on your Field Experience page accessed through your degree plan, to receive approval for PCE and begin your in-school hours and tasks:
You will also need to get a WGU ID card to carry with you as you visit schools. For instructions for how to order a WGU ID card, see How do I request a WGU student ID card? (opens new window)
When you have completed the PCE requirements on your Field Experience page, received the PCE approval email from Field Placement, and are enrolled in the course, you may begin your in-school activities.
Upon completion of your PCE activities and prior to beginning demonstration teaching, you will submit your completed PCE log signed, by the classroom teacher(s) and your school principal, verifying that you successfully completed the required PCE activities.