Self-Withdrawal: Not Approved

Under no circumstances may you terminate your placement once it has started without irreversible consequences. In short, once you begin demonstration teaching (DT) you may not simply quit. If you do so, you will fail DT and you will not be eligible for a future cohort or allowed to submit a Formal Request to Repeat DT. In such instances, you may also be recommended for removal from the licensure program, Teachers College, or the University via a Level 3 Warning as described in the Code (opens new window).

 

If you are considering terminating your placement, you must first contact the Teacher Success team at 866-889-0132, option 4 or teachersuccess@wgu.edu to discuss possible options and allow Teacher Success to support you in the placement. Please do not discuss ending your placement with your host teacher or clinical supervisor, as this can negatively affect the placement. It is in your best interest to allow Teacher Success the opportunity to support you so you can successfully complete the placement, the DT experience, or educate you on other options as well as repercussions.

 

If you discussed the options and repercussions with Teacher Success and decide not to work with the alternatives and support offered, and you ultimately terminate your own placement, the consequences are the same: you will be removed from the cohort, you will fail DT and you will not be eligible for a future cohort or allowed to submit an appeal to repeat DT. In such instances, you may also be recommended for removal from the licensure program, Teachers College, or the University via a Level 3 Warning as described in the Code (opens new window).