Termination of placement
Termination of a placement is a serious matter.
It may occur if a PST is experiencing extreme difficulty in meeting the placement requirements (Level 2), or in cases of misconduct (Level 3).
Termination of placement is a last-resort process and will usually only occur after consultation with the PST, mentor teacher, setting-based coordinator, unit coordinator, and Associate Dean – Work Integrated Learning (AD-WIL). Termination usually does not occur without warning or before remedial actions have been implemented.
Termination of placement can occur immediately if the situation is viewed as urgent or of significant seriousness. This includes if a PST presents to a placement under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if the learning and safety of students in host classes and schools is seriously compromised by a PST’s professional experience.
Voluntary withdrawal by the PST
A Pre-service teacher (PST) who voluntarily withdraws from a placement at any stage before its completion, without the knowledge and/or agreement of both the university and the educational setting, will be deemed to have failed the placement.
Early cessation of placement form (DOCX, 503.51 KB)