Professional Ethics for Teachers

SSD Education Policy Manual 5,39

  1. Exercise full rights as a citizen of his church and his country but should avoid controversies in both areas.
  2. Be a servant in the highest sense, and should never interfere with his personal integrity.
  3. Endeavor to be impartial and just and grade students objectively.
  4. Maintain the confidence of his students and records of his school.
  5. The teacher’s personal interest should never interfere with his personal integrity.
  6. Work toward the closest co-operation between home and school.
  7. Realize that he/she is an ambassador of God.
  8. Avoid criticism and innuendo of either his successors or his predecessors.
  9. Avoid criticism of the administrator or another teacher’s methods of teaching, discipline, and relationship with his students.
  10. Avoid using the profession as a stepping stone to some other position.
  11. Avoid exploiting self or the school through newspaper, internet or other notices and advertisements, or by other non-professional means.
  12. The teacher should never accept commission, royalty or gratuity for book or supplies or any other things whose purchase he can influence or decide nor should he accept compensation of any kind for helping another teacher find a position.
  13. The full-time teacher shall refrain from all sidelines of business and give himself wholly to the denominational work.
  14. Refrain from accepting payment or other gratuities for private tutoring of his students.
  15. In cases of serious situations that require the help of a higher authority, it is the obligation of the teacher to present a formal, confidential report to the proper school official; if after carefully adhering to this procedure, he feels that a matter should have further study, he may appeal directly to the Head of School/conference/Mission Superintendent of Education or Union director of education.
  16. Both the teacher and the employing organization should adhere faithfully to the contract until it is dissolved by mutual consent.
  17. If a teacher wishes to be relocated he should first make his desires known to his Head of school/conference/Mission superintendent of Education or Union Director of education.

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