Failure to Follow Standards of Professionalism

Poor performance or failure to follow standards of professionalism and the Code may result in intervention or disciplinary actions that could include termination of demonstration teaching (DT), removal from the program, or expulsion from the University. If concerns arise that you cannot resolve with your host teacher (HT) or your clinical supervisor (CS), you must contact your program mentor and the Teacher Success team at for support.


WGU reserves the right to terminate a DT placement if WGU, the school, or the district determines that the teacher candidate demonstrates unacceptable professional performance or conduct, or that the teacher candidate is unable to sustain an adequate level of learning for the students in their classroom.


Your host teacher, school, or district reserve the right to terminate your placement at their discretion if they believe it is in the best interest of their students to do so. When WGU becomes aware of a problem, the Teacher Success team will contact you by phone and email to notify you of the issue. Depending on the severity of the problem and the desires of the host teacher and school principal, you may either be given the opportunity for immediate improvement or you may be withdrawn and ultimately fail DT. Refer to the article Removal from a Cohort: Administrative Withdrawal for additional information.