You must receive approval from the WGU Field Placement office prior to beginning any in-school activities related to the practicum. Your mentor can guide you to complete the required Student Application. If you have any questions related to the Student Application and Practicum Approval Process, please contact your mentor or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will not receive official clearance to begin your practicum until you:
Provide proof of current background check.
Provide proof of employment at the site(s) where the placement will occur or provide proof of outside liability insurance.
Provide a signed FERPA form.
Provide a clinical supervisor (CS) who meets the following qualifications:
Five or more years of experience in teaching special education and/or school administration.
Master’s degree in the field of education preferred and a Bachelor’s degree in education required.
A current or previous administrator certification and/or teaching license in special education.
Experience teaching and/or supervising in special education.
Application on file with WGU that includes resume, vita (CV), or listing of experience and qualifications.
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.