Clinical Supervisor (CS) Qualifications

As a WGU clinical supervisor (CS), you provide guidance, support, onsite assistance, assessment, and feedback to a teacher candidate during their demonstration teaching (DT) experience.


To serve as a WGU clinical supervisor you must have:


  • A minimum of five years of experience in teaching or school administration.
  • A master’s degree in the field of education preferred, a bachelor’s degree in education required
  • District and principal approval.
  • Current or previous administrator certification and/or a teaching license in the content area of supervision (if supervising secondary teacher candidates in specific content areas).
  • Experience teaching and/or supervising in the content area of supervision.
  • Ability to complete a background clearance if required by the school district.
  • Access to a computer with email and Internet connection for corresponding with teacher candidates, WGU staff, and for completing on-line observation forms.

WGU clinical supervisors are expected to demonstrate and model the dispositions and ethical consideration expected of WGU teacher candidates as follows:


  • Caring and considerate
  • Affirming of diversity and cross-culturally competent
  • A reflective practitioner
  • Equitable and fair
  • Committed to the belief that all students can learn
  • Collaborative
  • Technologically proficient
  • Professional leadership



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