This is a space where we will offer some explanations for what people mean when they say “Educator Ethics.” We will also use this space to identify the Model Code of Ethics for Educators.

Dr. Troy Hutchings discusses “Educator Ethics” with three Hawaii teachers (February 2020)

Dr. Troy Hutchings is a subject matter expert on educator ethics and is currently a senior policyadvisor for NASDTEC

HTSB Adopts a Code of Ethics

In 2018, the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board adopted the Model Code of Ethics for Educators, as their Code of Ethics. This code is intended to advance the teaching profession and guide ethical understanding and decision making of P-12 educators in the State of Hawaiʻi.

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After 150 years of public school history in America educators finally, have a Code of Ethics (as opposed to the Code of Conduct most believe to be a Code of Ethics)

The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) created a video that explains the rationale for the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) and how it was created.

A Professional Imperative

In this paper, Dr. Troy Hutchings conveys the need for clearly identifiable ethics standards, as well as outlining the process that led to the creation of the profession’s first true code of ethics.

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