Poor performance or failure to follow standards of professionalism and the Code (opens new window) may result in an intervention or disciplinary action that could include termination of demonstration teaching, removal from the program, or expulsion from the University. If concerns arise that you cannot resolve with your clinical supervisor or your host teacher, contact your program mentor and the Teacher Success team at firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
WGU reserves the right to terminate a demonstration teaching placement if WGU, the school, or the district determines that the teacher candidate demonstrates unacceptable professional performance or conduct, or that the teacher candidate is unable to sustain an adequate level of learning for the students in their classroom.
The host teacher, school, or district reserves the right to terminate the demonstration teaching placement at their discretion if they believe it is in the best interest of their students. When WGU becomes aware of a problem, the Teacher Success team will contact you by phone and email to notify you of the issue. Depending on the severity of the problem and the desires of the host teacher and school principal, you may either be given the opportunity for immediate improvement or you may be withdrawn and fail demonstration teaching. Read Removal from a Cohort: Administrative Withdrawal (opens new window) for additional information.
The following behaviors are unacceptable during demonstration teaching and may result in termination of the placement and failure of demonstration teaching. The teacher candidate: