Removal From a Cohort: Administrative Withdrawal

The principal, district superintendent, clinical supervisor, or WGU, has the right to terminate your placement immediately, without notice, if your actions are judged harmful or detrimental to the welfare or educational experiences of students and/or school personnel. Grounds for this type of immediate termination include unprofessional behavior, continuous ineffective teaching, violation of school policy, or unethical conduct. If this is the case, you may not be given the opportunity to attempt improvement.  If you are administratively withdrawn by the principal, district superintendent or WGU, your placement will end immediately.


After such administrative action, a teacher success coordinator will contact you, the principal, and other involved parties to conduct an investigation. The teacher success coordinator will explain to you by phone and email the reasons for your administrative withdrawal and you will have an opportunity to respond to WGU. If after the investigation is completed the teacher success coordinator determines the administrative withdrawal was valid with documented evidence, you will fail DT and you may not be eligible for a future cohort.  You may also be recommended for removal from the licensure program, the Teachers College, or the University via a Level 3 Warning.  If it is determined the administrative withdrawal was not valid or not supported with documented evidence, the teacher success coordinator will work with you to potentially find you another placement in the current cohort or repeat DT in a future cohort.