MSSP Change During the Practicum

When engaging in your practicum, you are committed to completing with the approved WGU school(s) and clinical supervisor, working through any issues directly just as you would expect administrators to work through issues with their staff. For this reason, WGU does not make changes to your clinical supervisor unless there are egregious circumstances. You have support from Teacher Success, your Program Mentor, and Course Instructor(s) if you need guidance on how to work through any issues or concerns. The only changes considered during your practicum is if you or your clinical supervisor are required to change school sites. If this is the case, you must first request approval of these changes by following the process below. During the change process, your practicum is on hold and you may not log hours until you receive a decision.


Step 1: Discuss the need for the change with your program mentor. 


Step 2: Send an email to Teacher Success The email must include the information below.

  • The reason for the change.
  • The school(s) and/or clinical supervisor (CS) you are withdrawing.
  • What change is needed (New CS, new secondary site, new elementary site).
  • Provide the new site or CS information. This should include names, email addresses, phone numbers, and titles.

Step 3: Include the required attachments:

  • If you have logged hours in your practicum, attach a copy of your MSSP Activity log (opens new window), signed by the authoring educator(s).
  • Any completed observations must be submitted by your clinical supervisor before changes can take place.   

Step 4: Wait for Teacher Success to approve the change process. Once the process for change is approved, Field Placement will work on approval of your new placement(s) and/or CS. Field Placement will reach out to you with questions and your confirmation of approval. For questions during this process please reach out to


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