Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators

Public Comment for Revisions to the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators

The State Board of Education approved the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators in 2008. The code was required by Section 9 of Sub HB 190 (127th General Assembly). The Ohio Department of Education has worked with the Educator Standards Board to revise and update this code to better reflect the current professional conduct standards of Ohio educators. The major proposed revisions consist of a new principle specific to educators' use of technology, as well as various updates to each of the original eight principles. The Department posted a draft of the code and invited public review and comment from February 13 to March 12, 2019.

Draft Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators


Current Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators

The Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators provides the framework for professional conduct for all Ohio educators, including coaches, aides, teachers (including substitutes), principals, superintendents and other licensed individuals serving schools (e.g., school nurses, counselors and treasurers). 

Developed by the Educator Standards Board and the Department, the code of conduct was adopted by the State Board of Education in 2008. It serves as the basis for decisions on issues pertaining to licensure that are consistent with applicable law and provides a guide for conduct in situations that have professional implications for all individuals licensed by the State Board. 

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Professional Conduct has authority to investigate complaints received regarding licensed Ohio educators whose behavior may have violated the code of conduct. To make a complaint, see this webpage for the appropriate form to complete and submit. 

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