USC Upstate School of Education Teacher Education Standards of Professional Conduct  and Dispositions


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I feel that I:

(1)          (3)          (5)

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  • show sensitivity to all students and I am committed to teaching all students.
  • demonstrates fairness to all students.
  • is committed to and believes that all students can learn.
  • recognize and respect diversities that exist in the classroom and plan accordingly.
  • create and maintain a safe physical and emotional learning environment.
  • show ability to speak and write with clarity and fluency.
  • use Standard English in writing and speaking.
  • work collaboratively with others, e.g., students, teachers, parents, administrators, and peers.
  • establish positive rapport and appropriate relationships.
  • express attitudes and feelings in a professional manner.
  • accept responsibility for my own actions.
  • am flexible and adaptable.
  • exhibit dress and grooming appropriate for the setting.
  • exhibit professional respect in the classroom.
  • demonstrate initiative in the classroom.
  • am confident, poised and courteous.
  • demonstrate enthusiasm.
  • accept constructive criticism.
  • demonstrate and support academic integrity as specified in the guidelines stipulated in the USC Upstate Undergraduate Catalog.
  • respect the privacy of students and the confidentiality of information.