Statement of Professional Commitment

As a member of the education profession, I commit to recognize the worth and dignity of all persons, encourage scholarship, and promote democratic citizenship. In addition, I will keep the confidentiality entrusted in the profession, strive for continued improvement and professional growth, extend equal treatment to all members of the profession in the exercise of their professional rights and responsibilities, and maintain the dignity of the field of education by respecting and obeying all the laws pertaining to the profession, and by exemplifying personal integrity and honesty.

—Statement of Professional Commitment, recited by candidates upon entering the teacher preparation program and on completion.