Students enrolled in the SUU teacher licensure programs are expected to keep their conduct in line with the
following standards (including but not limited to the list below):

Standard I: Personal / Professional Skills

  • Adhere to SUU Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Maintain the dignity of the teaching profession by respecting and obeying laws, and exemplifying honesty and personal integrity.
  • Accord just and equitable treatment to all members of the profession and to all individuals associated with the teacher education program.
  • Respect individual rights by not interfering with the personal, academic, or professional rights or responsibilities of others.
  • Do own work on exams and assignments (unless collaborative efforts are specifically

  • Exercise sound, reasonable judgment and responsible behavior in relating with other people.

  • Demonstrate commitment and dedication in preparing to teach.
  • Assume personal responsibility for actions and consequences.

Standard II: Interpersonal/Social-Emotional Skills

  • Demonstrate respect for the individuality, dignity, culture and values of each person.
  • Avoid disparaging remarks and actions toward others.
  • Protect others from conditions detrimental to learning, health or safety.
  • Accommodate individuals with diverse or exceptional conditions.
  • Work compatibly with students, staff, faculty and others.

Standard III: Academic Skills

  • Demonstrate commitment to learning, openness to new ideas and methods, tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Demonstrate competence in speech and writing.
  • Maintain academic standards required for teacher education admission and retention.
  • Maintain an overall pattern of exceeding minimal standards for work required in courses.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge and skills in classroom settings.
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