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Teacher Education Professional Standards & Ethics

Weber State University
Teacher Education Professional Standards

Weber State University Teacher Education students shall adhere to the Utah Educator Standards as found in the Utah Administrative Code, Rule R277-515 and the Weber State University Student Code (PPM 6-22). Additionally, students’ conduct in the classroom and field should adhere to the following Teacher Education Professional Standards.

Standard I:            Personal / Professional Conduct such as (but not limited to):

  • Maintain dignity of the teaching profession by respecting/obeying laws, exemplifying honesty and integrity.
  • Accord just and equitable treatment to all members of the profession, including all individuals associated with the teacher preparation program.
  • Respect personal, academic, and profession rights and responsibilities of others.
  • Work compatibly with other students and instructors.
  • Cooperate with teacher education established policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate commitment and dedication in preparing to teach.
  • Assume personal responsibility for actions and consequences.
  • Be responsible for timely attendance.
  • Maintain professional dress while in the field.
  • Comply with all rules and regulations of the local school(s) for any field assignment or class assignment.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in class or field assignments
  • Use technology appropriately (at WSU and field) including
    • using email and other web-based communication tools (e.g. social networks) in a responsible and professional manner at all times.
    • using computing resources in a responsible, ethical and professional manner and refraining from using computers in ways such as:
  • Displaying sexually explicit or other inappropriate materials
  • Sending, forwarding or condoning harassing, fraudulent, threatening, or discriminatory communications of any kind,
  • Breaking into, hacking or obtaining unauthorized access to any computer, or sharing other person’s password or user account
  • Any other illegal actions, including copyright violations.
    • Adhering to technology-use policies during class time.

Standard II:            Interpersonal / Social – Emotional Conduct such as (but not limited to):

  • Demonstrate respect for the dignity, individuality, culture, and values of each person.
  • Safeguard others from conditions detrimental to learning, emotional or physical health, or safety.
  • Work compatibly with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude toward the education profession and course content area.
  • Develop and adhere to appropriate professional boundaries in all relationships with field experience students. 

Standard III:            Academic Conduct such as (but not limited to):

  • Maintain teacher education academic standards including full participation in all course activities, compliance with attendance policies, and completion of assignments.
  • Demonstrate commitment to learning, openness to new ideas, tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Demonstrate competence in written and oral language.
  • Maintain pattern of exceeding minimum requirements in course and field work.
  • Do own work on assignments and exams (unless specifically directed to collaborate) including accurately citing work and avoiding plagiarism
  • Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge and skills in classroom settings with school-aged students.


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Ogden, Utah 84408-1302