If you are already contracted as a teacher with the district and school, you may complete your demonstration teaching (DT) in your own classroom if you meet the following conditions:
Contracted Teachers of Record in the Early Childhood and Special Education programs will still need to complete a split placement for DT. Teachers of record will not have a host teacher (HT) because the teacher of record is essentially acting as his or her own host teacher. You will be observed a minimum of six separate occasions by a WGU clinical supervisor. Some districts or schools will arrange for another teacher to mentor new and provisional teachers in the same building. WGU is not involved in arranging mentor teachers at the school, but we highly encourage you to check with your principal regarding a possible on-site mentor if applicable.
Note: WGU does not support a Teacher of Record or Internship option for California students in any initial teacher preparation program.