Change During the EDL Practicum

 

If you are required to change your supervisor or a placement during your practicum, you must complete the steps below and wait for approval before logging hours at your new site and/or with your new clinical supervisor. This is a time-sensitive change request because you are required to log hours every week in your practicum months. If you are completing this change request while in your practicum, and the change is already in effect, you are out of compliance. You have 30 days to correct the issue or withdraw from the program.

 

Step 1: Discuss the need for the change with your program mentor.

 

Step 2: Send an email to Teacher Success teachersuccess@wgu.edu. The email must include the information below.

  • The reason for the change.
  • What change is needed (New CS, new secondary site, new elementary site).
  • The number of practicum months you have logged in the currently approved site(s).

Step 3: Include the required attachments:

  • If you have logged hours, a copy of your current log, signed by your supervisor, approving the completed time.
  • If your practicum is a six-month practicum and you have completed 2 or more months, you are required to have your CS submit your midterm and observation 1. Requests to change your CS after month 4 cannot be honored.
  • If you are a 12-month practicum and you have completed 4 or more months, you are required to have your CS submit the midterm and observation 1. Requests to change your CS after month 7 cannot be honored.

Step 4: Wait for email approval from Teacher Success. Once you are approved, you will email field placement at fieldplacement@wgu.edu your new information. Please include the information below:

  • Placement(s) you are withdrawing.
  • If applicable, new elementary site name, site address, principals name, principals email address, and district name. Please tell us if the building principal has approved this new placement.
  • If applicable, new secondary site name, site address, principals name, principals email address, and district name. Please tell us if the building principal has approved this new placement.
  • If applicable, new clinical supervisors name, title, email address, and phone number.
    • Ask your new clinical supervisor to watch for the emailed application statement of work contract to complete. Some firewalls send WGU emails to the junk folder or spam, ask them to check there too. We will send a confirmation email to the CS once all forms are complete.

Step 5: If one or both of your placement sites are changing, Field Placement will send confirmation emails to you and the school stakeholders once all forms are complete. It is your responsibility to communicate this change with your existing clinical supervisor. Once that confirmation email has been received, you are able to begin logging hours in the new placement.

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