Western Governors University: Teacher of Record Policy
For teacher candidates considering a position as a Teacher of Record – a paid, contracted educator or assigned lead responsible for a student’s learning – during demonstration teaching, please understand there are several criteria you must meet to serve in this role:
Teacher of Record Requirements for Demonstration Teaching
Unless otherwise specified by WGU’s Field Placement Office, you must meet Teacher of Record requirements established by the state in which you will be licensing. To facilitate this requirement and assist you in obtaining licensure in the most efficient and straightforward manner, unless otherwise specified by WGU’s Field Placement Office, WGU requires the following for any student who is a Teacher of Record during demonstration teaching:
As a Teacher of Record, you will serve as your own host teacher. You will be observed by a WGU Clinical Supervisor a minimum of six separate occasions by a WGU clinical supervisor. The district, school, or an accredited private school may arrange for another teacher to mentor you throughout this experience. WGU is not involved in arranging a mentor teacher at the school, but we highly encourage you to check with your principal regarding a possible on-site mentor, if required by your school or state.