Host Teacher (HT) Qualifications

Western Governors University Host Teacher (HT) Qualifications

 

WGU’s intent in co-selecting a host teacher with our P-12 partners is to ensure that the individual has the time, experience, desire, and skill necessary to mentor a pre-service teacher. Host teachers are required to have a minimum of three years of teaching experience, five years preferred, with two or more years teaching in the current school. WGU’s minimum requirements are listed below. We hope to collaborate on a mutually beneficial student teaching placement which provides our teacher candidate with the necessary experiences in which to develop and demonstrate a positive impact on student learning. Contact fieldplacement@wgu.edu with questions or for additional information.

 

As verified by the principal and/or district, the identified host teacher meets these minimum requirements:

  • Holds a teaching credential or license for the subject area and/or grade level being taught*;
  • Has a minimum of three years of teaching experience, five years preferred, with two or more years teaching in the current school and have strong evaluations*; 
  • Evidence of positive impact on student learning in the classroom as demonstrated by ratings at or above effective when a state, district, or school provides such ratings;
  • Successfully and with positive impact mentored student teachers, colleagues, and/or other adults;
  • Competently uses technology for communicating via email and completing online evaluation forms; and
  • Consistently models the dispositions and ethical considerations expected of WGU teacher candidates: 
    • Caring and considerate
    • Affirming of diversity and cross-culturally competent
    • Reflective practitioner
    • Equitable and fair
    • Committed to the belief that all students can learn
    • Collaborative
    • Technologically proficient
    • Professional leadership.

*Host teachers in California must hold at least a Clear Credential to qualify as a host teacher for a WGU teacher candidate. A Preliminary Credential will not meet host teacher qualifications in California, regardless of years of teaching experience.

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