Teacher Candidate Responsibilities During DT

WGU expects students to act professionally at all times and work with their host teachers, clinical supervisors, cohort facilitators, and professional colleagues. The goal of the demonstration teaching (DT) experience is for students to have the maximum opportunity to perform to the degree which their personal interests, abilities, and individuality allow. DT is a full-time commitment. Students should consider participation in all education activities of the school to be an integral part of the DT experience, not optional or supplemental. During the DT experience, students:


  • Participate in activities in the classroom and school.
  • Participate in the weekly cohort seminar.
  • Continually reflect upon and document their experience and professional growth through the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) and professional portfolio.


Students are expected to observe standards of professionalism and adhere to the Code at all times.