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. Ideally, successful host teachers have over 5 years of teaching experience and have taught at their current school for 2 or more years. WGU’s minimum requirements are 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 with questions or for additional information.


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


  1.    Holds a teaching credential or license for the subject area and/or grade level being taught
  2.    Has completed 3 years of teaching with strong evaluations
  3.    Demonstrates a positive impact on student learning in the classroom
  4.    Successfully and with positive impact mentored student teachers, colleagues and/or other adults
  5.    Competently uses technology for communicating via email and completing online evaluation forms and
  6.    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



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