Support & Resources for the Practicum

The Field Placement Team

 

You must arrange for your placement and identify your clinical supervisor (CS). The Field Placement team is responsible for tracking and approving your placement once you complete the student application. You must have an approved student application on file with WGU before you begin your practicum.

 

The Clinical Supervisor

 

Your clinical supervisor  is an experienced educator/administrator who acts as your adviser, observer, and assessor during your practicum. The student will select their CS based upon the WGU requirements listed below. You and your CS set up an initial, face-to-face meeting to get you started if you have not worked together previously. During this meeting, the CS may explain what to expect and work with you to develop an approximate schedule for your observations and evaluations.

 

To provide appropriate feedback, your CS meets with you before (phone or email, preferably in person) after each of your observations and at the completion of your midterm or final evaluation.

 

The Teacher & Principal Success Team

 

In most instances, you will not come into frequent contact with the Teacher & Principal Success team. The team consists of success coordinators who are available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have during your practicum. A coordinator will work with you, the school, and your CS to help resolve any issues you may encounter. You should first try to resolve the issue with your host teacher (HT) and CS. Then, if you need additional help, you may contact the team at teachersuccess@wgu.edu.

 

WGU Identification Card

 

Please apply for a WGU ID card. In the WGU student portal, click on the Student Support tab and then "Request an ID Card."

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990

 

WGU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA"), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable disability discrimination laws. WGU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation(s) to qualified disabled applicants and learners in WGU programs and activities as required by applicable law. The determination of reasonable accommodation(s) for qualified students with disabilities, and compliance with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act, are the responsibility of WGU Student Accessibility Services office. Student Accessibility Services is the principal point of contact for all students with disability questions or concerns.

 

The Student Handbook provides detailed information regarding accommodations in the article, Policies and Procedures for Students with Disabilities. If you wish to request an accommodation for medically-related reasons, you must work with the Student Accessibility Services Office. All disability and medical disclosures must only happen with Student Accessibility Services. The Teacher Success team is only authorized to discuss with you applicable policies and procedures as related to determinations made by the Student Accessibility Services office. To initiate the accommodation process, all prospective and current WGU students must complete the secure online accommodation request form located at here.