DT Cohort Start Date & Term Alignment

WGU offers two cohorts a year:


  • Fall Cohort starting in August/September
  • Spring Cohort starting in January/February


These are the only available options and are timed to correspond with most school districts’ schedules and WGU’s offering of the required cohort seminar. Demonstration teaching  (DT) is not available during the summer.


Plan well ahead to ensure you have a full term to complete DT. For the Fall Cohort, you should start your WGU term on August 1. For the Spring Cohort, you should start your term on December 1. Work with your program mentor to plan for this recommended term alignment, if at all possible, as well as the proper loading of DT assessments that you can reasonably complete during the term.



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