The Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers: The Preamble and Article 1
Teachers are duly licensed professionals who possesses dignity and reputation with high moral values as well as technical and professional competence in the practice of their noble profession, they strictly adhere to, observe, and practice this set of ethical and moral principles, standards, and values.
The Philippine Constitution provides that all educational institution shall offer quality education for all competent teachers committed of its full realization The provision of this Code shall apply, therefore, to all teachers in schools in the Philippines.
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.
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