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CODE OF ETHICS FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS  

 
Pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (e), Article 11, of R.A. No. 7836, otherwise known as the Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994 and paragraph (a), section 6, P.D. No. 223, as amended, the Board for Professional Teachers hereby adopt the Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers. 
  

Preamble  

Teachers are duly licensed professionals who possesse dignity and reputation with high moral values as well as technical and professional competence in the practice of their noble profession, and they strictly adhere to, observe, and practice this set of ethical and moral principles, standards, and values. 
  

Article I: Scope and Limitations  

Section 1. The Philippine Constitution provides that all educational institution shall offer quality education for all competent teachers. Committed to its full realization, the provision of this Code shall apply, therefore, to all teachers in schools in the Philippines. 
 
Section 2. This Code covers all public and private school teachers in all educational institutions at the preschool, primary, elementary, and secondary levels whether academic, vocational, special, technical, or non-formal. The term “teacher” shall include industrial arts or vocational teachers and all other persons performing supervisory and /or administrative functions in all school at the aforesaid levels, whether on full time or part-time basis. 
  

Article II: The Teacher and the State  

Section 1. The schools are the nurseries of the future citizens of the state; each teacher is a trustee of the cultural and educational heritage of the nation and is under obligation to transmit to learners such heritage as well as to elevate national morality, promote national pride, cultivate love of country, instil allegiance to the constitution and for all duly constituted authorities, and promote obedience to the laws of the state. 
 
Section 2. Every teacher or school official shall actively help carry out the declared policies of the state, and shall take an oath to this effect. 
 
Section 3. In the interest of the State and of the Filipino people as much as of his own, every teacher shall be physically, mentally and morally fit. 
 
Section 4. Every teacher shall possess and actualize a full commitment and devotion to duty. 
 
Section 5. A teacher shall not engage in the promotion of any political, religious, or other partisan interest, and shall not, directly or indirectly, solicit, require, collect, or receive any money or service or other valuable material from any person or entity for such purposes. 
 
Section 6. Every teacher shall vote and shall exercise all other constitutional rights and responsibility. 
 
Section 7. A teacher shall not use his position or official authority or influence to coerce any other person to follow any political course of action. 


  

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