Educators’ Code of Ethics
Using your school or class within a school (or one familiar) as an educational leader, provide an analysis and recommendations for improving the achievement of all students. At a minimum:
Describe the culture and socioeconomic status of the school and local community.
Discuss current test scores or other methods to assess school achievement.
Assess your school’s “ethic of care”.
Provide your interpretation of the school’s commitment to multicultural education.
As an educational leader, make recommendations to improve achievement in the class or school setting.
Length: 5 pages not including title and reference pages.
Referenced: Minimum of 3 scholarly resources.
Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics
Purpose and Scope
The Texas educator shall comply with standard practices and ethical conduct toward
students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community and
shall safeguard academic freedom. The Texas educator, in maintaining the dignity of the
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profession, shall respect and obey the law, demonstrate personal integrity, and exemplify
honesty and good moral character. The Texas educator, in exemplifying ethical relations with
colleagues, shall extend just and equitable treatment to all members of the profession. The
Texas educator, in accepting a position of public trust, shall measure success by the progress
of each student toward realization of his or her potential as an effective citizen. The Texas
educator, in fulfilling responsibilities in the community, shall cooperate with parents and
others to improve the public schools of the community. This chapter shall apply to educators
and candidates for certification. (19 TAC 247.1(b))
1. Professional Ethical Conduct, Practices, and Performance
Standard 1.1 The educator shall not intentionally, knowingly or recklessly engage in
deceptive practices regarding official policies of the school district, educational
institution, educator preparation program, or the Texas Education Agency and its
Standard 1.2 The educator shall not intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly
misappropriate, divert, or use monies, personnel, property, or equipment committed to
his or her charge for personal gain or advantage.
Standard 1.3 The educator shall not submit fraudulent requests for reimbursement,
expenses, or pay.
Standard 1.4 The educator shall not use institutional or professional privileges for
personal or partisan advantage.
Standard 1.5 The educator shall neither accept nor offer gratuities, gifts, or favors that
impair professional judgment or to obtain special advantage. This standard shall not
restrict the acceptance of gifts or tokens offered and accepted openly from students,
parents of students, or other persons or organization in recognition or appreciation of
Standard 1.6 The educator shall not falsify records, or direct/coerce others to do so.
Standard 1.7 The educator shall comply with state regulations, written local school board
policies, and other state and federal laws.
Standard 1.8 The educator shall apply for, accept, offer, or assign a position or a
responsibility on the basis of professional qualifications.
Standard 1.9 The educator shall not make threats of violence against school district
employees, school board members, students or parents of students.
Standard 1.10 The educator shall be of good moral character and be worthy to instruct or
supervise the youth of this state.
Standard 1.11 The educator shall not intentionally, knowingly, or reck
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