EDL Application Process & Clinical Supervisor Qualifications

All educational leadership candidates must meet requirements to begin the practicum course. We recommend you begin the application process two to three months before you plan to register for the course. Before beginning your practicum, you are expected to:

  • complete your prerequisite courses;
  • receive written approval confirmation by email from WGU Field Placement stating all documents have been received, reviewed, and you and your clinical supervisor (CS) are cleared; and
  • work with your mentor to register for your practicum course within your current term.

To begin, complete the field experience application by completing the requirements on your field experience page, accessed through the button on your degree plan. If you have any questions related to the field experience application or the practicum approval process, contact your mentor or fieldplacement@wgu.edu.


To receive official clearance from WGU Field Placement you must: 

  • provide proof of current background check (opens new window);  
  • provide proof of liability insurance (opens new window);  
  • provide a signed FERPA Form (opens new window); and
  • provide one CS who meets all the following qualifications:
    • a minimum of five years of experience in P-12 schools with three or more years of experience as a state licensed/endorsed principal in an accredited K-12 school building,
    • master’s degree in the field of education preferred a bachelor’s degree in education required,
    • submission/validation of current or past state license/endorsement for a school building principal,
    • application and Statement of Work on file with WGU,
    • access to a computer with email and Internet connection for corresponding with candidates and WGU staff and completing online evaluation forms, and
    • commitment to demonstrating and modeling the same dispositions and ethical considerations expected of WGU candidates.