Texas Teacher Code of Ethics
Terms in this set (20)
Any conduct harmful to a student's or minor's mental, emotional, or physical welfare.
A party seeking issuance, renewal, or reinstatement of a certificate from the Texas Education Agency staff or the State Board for Educator Certification.
A written statement submitted to TEA staff that contains essential facts alleging improper conduct which provides grounds for sanctions.
A proceeding in which the legal rights, duties, and privileges related to a party's educator certificate are to be determined by the State Board for Educator Certification and/or the State Office of Administrative Hearings commencing when a petition is properly served.
Any matter that results in a final order or finding issued by TEA staff, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, or the State Board for Educator Certification relating to the legal rights, duties, privileges, and status of a party's educator certificate.
A person who is required to hold a certificate issued under the Texas Education Code, Chapter 21, Subchapter B.
Exposure of a student or minor to unjustified risk of injury or to injury that jeopardizes the physical health or safety of the student or minor without regard to whether there has been an actual injury to the student or minor.
Good moral character
The virtues of a person as evidenced by patterns of personal, academic, and occupational behaviors that indicate honesty, accountability, trustworthiness, reliability, and integrity.
An educator acts intentionally, or with intent, with respect to the nature of his or her conduct or to a result of his or her conduct when it is his or her conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result.
An educator acts knowingly, or with knowledge, with respect to the nature of his or her conduct when he or she is aware of the nature of the conduct or that the circumstances exist.
A person under 18 years of age.
Improper conduct, including, but not limited to, the following: dishonesty; fraud; deceit; theft; misrepresentation; deliberate violence; base, vile, or depraved acts that are intended to arouse or to gratify the sexual desire of the actor; drug or alcohol related offenses.
The placing or leaving of a student or minor in a situation where the student or minor would be exposed to a substantial risk of physical or mental harm.
An educator acts recklessly, or is reckless, with respect to circumstances surrounding his or her conduct or the results of his or her conduct.
A disciplinary action by the State Board for Educator Certification, including a restriction, reprimand, suspension, revocation of a certificate, or a surrender in lieu of disciplinary action.
State Board for Educator Certification
The State Board for Educator Certification acting through its voting members in a decision-making capacity.
State Board for Educator Certification member(s)
One or more of the members of the State Board for Educator Certification, appointed and qualified under the Texas Education Code, §21.033.
A person enrolled in a primary or secondary school, whether public, private, or charter, regardless of the person's age, or a person 18 years of age or younger who is eligible to be enrolled in a primary or secondary school, whether public, private, or charter.
Texas Education Agency staff
Staff of the Texas Education Agency assigned by the commissioner of education to perform the State Board for Educator Certification's administrative functions and services.
Worthy to instruct or to supervise the youth of this state
Presence of those moral, mental, and psychological qualities that are required to enable an educator to render the service essential to the accomplishment of the goals and mission of the State Board for Educator Certification policy and this chapter.