About 85 students took the PSU Teacher’s Oath this week at a recognition ceremony signifying the completion of their student teaching experience. College of Education officials said the oath reminds the students of the great responsibility they have as educators.
The oath concludes with these words:
“I will remember that I do not teach a lesson plan or a reading deficiency, but a human being, whose skills may affect the person’s future family and economic stability. My efforts will aim to teach the whole child, and help that child develop in mind and spirit.
“May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of teaching those who seek my help.
“I will be a competent, committed, caring professional throughout my career.”
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