The professional educator, in accepting his or her position of public trust, measures success not only by the progress of each student toward realization of his or her personal potential, but also as a citizen of the greater community of the republic. The professional educator deals considerately and justly with each student, and seeks to resolve problems, including discipline, according to law and school policy. The professional educator does not intentionally expose the student to disparagement. The professional educator does not reveal confidential information concerning students, unless required by law. The professional educator makes a constructive effort to protect the student from conditions detrimental to learning, health, or safety. The professional educator endeavors to present facts without distortion, bias, or personal prejudice.
PRINCIPLE II: Ethical Conduct toward Practices and Performance The professional educator assumes responsibility and accountability for his or her performance and continually strives to demonstrate competence. The professional educator complies with written local school policies and applicable laws and regulations that are not in conflict with this code of ethics. The professional educator does not intentionally misrepresent official policies of the school or educational organizations, and clearly distinguishes those views from his or her own personal opinions. The professional educator honestly accounts for all funds committed to his or her charge. The professional educator does not use institutional or professional privileges for personal or partisan advantage.
Developing and following a professional code of ethics helps make sure teachers act in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
A teacher's job is to provide a quality education to all students.
learning environment that nurtures to fulfillment the potential of all students.
The educator accepts the responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards.
Please note, these services are not designed to function as hotlines; inquiries are prioritized and answered within 3 business days. The new edition is the first code that speaks to the ethics of using social media with clients. Any counselor who is not sure if she is considered a “covered entity” under HIPAA should immediately access the online decision-making tool available at the website of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
It also presents new or expanded guidelines for preventing the imposition of counselor personal values, distance counseling, confidentiality, dual relationships, multiculturalism and diversity, the use of technology, recordkeeping, diagnosis, end-of life care and the selection of interventions. Resources for the (PDF) The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics is now available as a Kindle e-book on Amazon for .99. All counselors who are covered entities should move quickly to come into compliance or risk very stiff monetary penalties.
The educator recognizes the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in the teaching process.
The desire for the respect and confidence of one's colleagues, of students, of parents, and of the members of the community provides the incentive to attain and maintain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct.