EDL Application Process & Clinical Supervisor Qualifications

All educational leadership applicants must meet requirements to begin the practicum course. We recommend you begin the application process about 3-4 months before you plan to register for the course. Before beginning you are expected to:


  • receive written approval confirmation by email from the WGU Field Placement office stating all documents have been received, reviewed, and that you and your CS are cleared and eligible.
  • complete your prerequisite courses.
  • register for your practicum course.


To begin, complete the Student Application on your field experience page within your student portal. If you have any questions related to the student application or the practicum approval process, contact your mentor or fieldplacement@wgu.edu.


To receive official clearance from the WGU Field Placement office you must:


  • provide proof of current background check
  • provide proof of professional liability insurance through:
    • teaching contract at site where practicum will occur or
    • proof of outside liability insuranceincluding:  insurance policy provider, your name and coverage dates.
  • complete an electronic FERPA form.
  • 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 students and WGU staff and completing online observation and evaluation forms.
    • commitment to demonstrating and modeling the same dispositions and ethical considerations expected of WGU teacher candidates.