At Texas Teachers, we’re proud of the personal commitment and relationship we have with each of our candidates and interns. Our success is contingent on your success, not only through your successful completion of the certification process, but through your representation of our program as the leading source of the finest professional, innovative, and honorable educators in the state of Texas.
Our relationship with you is founded on the basic principles of mutual respect, accountability, and responsibility. As a teacher in the state of Texas, you are bound by the Educator’s Code of Ethics and Standards under Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Part 7, Chapter 247. As stated within, “the Texas educator, in maintaining the dignity of the profession, shall respect and obey the law, demonstrate personal integrity, and exemplify honesty.” These are the core tenets that define you as a teacher, a role model, and as a person in a position of public trust to your community.
Academic integrity is a fundamental measure of your commitment to us, your community, and to your profession. Texas Teachers expects that all candidates and interns demonstrate the utmost integrity in all aspects and requirements of the certification process, including those conducted in an electronic or online format.
Examples of violations of the standard of academic integrity include:
- Cheating on an exam or quiz
- Submitting the work of others as your own
- Falsifying records
- Having others complete requirements on your behalf
- Sharing answers or work with others
Any candidate or intern found to be engaged in academic dishonesty and/or in violation of the principles addressed in the Educator’s Code of Ethics and Standards may be immediately released from the program without refund and jeopardize their employment as an educator.
We expect that you will engage with us, your students, your colleagues, and your community in a manner that exemplifies your professional commitment to education and respects all of the stakeholders in your success and the success of your students.
Should you have any questions, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at your local office. As always, Texas Teachers is your partner in success and looks forward to working with you towards your exciting new career.