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The Magna Carta and

Code of Ethics for Teachers


April 26, 2016
University of San Jose Recoletos
Cebu City

Republic Act No. 4670

THE MAGNA CARTA FOR


PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Session Objectives
After the session, participants will be able
to:
Explain the salient features of the Magna
Carta for Public School Teachers
Build professional confidence among
teachers by ensuring that their holistic
growth and welfare are given due
attention
Harmonize teachers rights with the code
of ethics of the profession
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Who are teachers?

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Definition of a Teacher
all persons engaged in classroom teaching
in any level of instruction, on full time basis,
including
guidance
counselors,
school
librarians, industrial arts or vocational
instructors, and all other persons performing
supervisory and/or administrative functions
in all schools, colleges, and universities
operated by the government or its political
subdivisions; but shall not include school
nurses, school physicians, school dentists
and other school employees.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Definition of a Teacher
all persons engaged in classroom teaching
in any level of instruction, on full time basis,
including
guidance
counselors,
school
librarians, industrial arts or vocational
instructors, and all other persons performing
supervisory and/or administrative functions
in all schools, colleges, and universities
operated by the government or its political
subdivisions; but shall not include school
nurses, school physicians, school dentists
and other school employees.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Definition of a Teacher
all persons engaged in classroom teaching
in any level of instruction, on full time basis,
including
guidance
counselors,
school
librarians, industrial arts or vocational
instructors, and all other persons performing
supervisory and/or administrative functions
in all schools, colleges, and universities
operated by the government or its political
subdivisions; but shall not include school
nurses, school physicians, school dentists
and other school employees.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Definition of a Teacher
all persons engaged in classroom teaching
in any level of instruction, on full time basis,
including
guidance
counselors,
school
librarians, industrial arts or vocational
instructors, and all other persons performing
supervisory and/or administrative functions
in all schools, colleges, and universities
operated by the government or its political
subdivisions; but shall not include school
nurses, school physicians, school dentists
and other school employees.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Definition of a Teacher
all persons engaged in classroom teaching
in any level of instruction, on full time basis,
including
guidance
counselors,
school
librarians, industrial arts or vocational
instructors, and all other persons performing
supervisory and/or administrative functions
in all schools, colleges, and universities
operated by the government or its political
subdivisions; but shall not include school
nurses, school physicians, school dentists
and other school employees.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Definition of a Teacher
all persons engaged in classroom teaching
in any level of instruction, on full time basis,
including
guidance
counselors,
school
librarians, industrial arts or vocational
instructors, and all other persons performing
supervisory and/or administrative functions
in all schools, colleges, and universities
operated by the government or its political
subdivisions; but shall not include school
nurses, school physicians, school dentists
and other school employees.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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You can never tell what


type of impact you
may have on anothers
life by your actions
or lack of action.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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As teachers
Miserable

or

Joyous

Tool for torture

or

Instrument of
Inspiration

Humiliate

or

Humor

Hurt

or

Heal

Escalate

or

De-escalate

De-humanize

or

Humanize

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

ACTIVITY
On a piece of paper, complete the phrases:

Ako ay guro dahil


Magagawa ko ang aking
tungkulin bilang guro
kung
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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ACTIVITY
What made you choose
teaching as a profession? Why?
What can help you achieve the
duties and responsibilities of
the teaching profession? Why?

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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ACTIVITY
What do your responses reveal
about the teaching profession?
Or your perception about it?
Why?
Based on the given responses,
what could facilitate the
realization of the duties and
responsibilities of teachers?
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Content
I. Declaration of Policy Coverage
II. Recruitment and Career
III. Hours of Work and Remuneration
IV. Health Measures and Injury Benefits
V. Leave and Retirement Benefits
VI. Teachers Organization
VII.Administration and Enforcement

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Declaration of Policy Coverage


It is hereby declared to be the policy of this Act to
promote and improve the social and economic
status of public school teachers, their living and
working conditions, their terms of employment
and career prospects in order that they may
compare favorably with existing opportunities in
other walks of life, attract and retain in the teaching
profession
more
people
with
the
proper
qualifications, it being recognized that advances in
education depends on the qualifications and ability of
the teaching staff and that education is an essential
factor in the economic growth of the nation as a
productive investment of vital importance.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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The Magna Carta

The legal document


that promotes the
rights of teachers
and their protection.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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The Magna Carta

June 18, 1966

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Recruitment and Career


KINDER/ELEMENTARY

SECONDARY

Bachelors Degree in
Elementary Education (BS
E.Ed)

BS Education or equivalent w/ a
major and a minor; BS/BA in Arts
or Science w/ 18 units in
Education

COLLEGE

SECONDARY VOCATIONAL/
2-YEAR TECHNICAL COURSE

MA/MS with a specific area


of specialization

BS/BA in field of specialization


w/ 18 units in Education

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Recruitment and Career


What if there is an absence of applicants who
meet the minimum educational qualifications?

Supervisor may appoint provided


They be placed under temporary
status
They take a competitive
examination
Appointed based on rank in said
examination
Results must be made public and
each applicant must be given his
score and rank
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Recruitment and Career


What if a teacher is recruited
after training and professional
preparations are finished?

With Civil Service


Eligibility

Regular appointment
No probationary period
With tenure subject to
existing laws

Without Civil Service


Eligibility
Provisional status for not
less than one year from
provisional appointment
May be extended
permanent appointment
after 10 years of
continuous, efficient, and
faithful service in such a
position

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Recruitment and Career


Can teachers be transferred
from one station to another?

No teacher may be transferred


without his consent. Should
there be an urgent need or
demand for transfer, the
School superintendent must
notify the teacher beforehand
and state the reasons.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

No transfers 3
months prior to
any local or
national
elections

Transfer
expenses
shall be paid
by the
Government
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Recruitment and Career


What are my rights during
disciplinary procedures?

Written
notice

Access to
evidence

Defense

Time for
preparation

PUBLICITY
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Appeal

Recruitment and Career


I am married to another public school
teacher. Can my husband/wife and I
teach in the same school?

Whenever possible, the


proper authorities shall
take all steps to enable
married couples to be
employed in the same
locality.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Recruitment and Career

DISCRIMINATION

ACADEMIC
FREEDOM

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Current DepEd Orders


DO 3, s. 2016

Hiring Guidelines for Senior High


Schools (SHS) Teaching Positions
Effective School Year
(SY) 2016-2017

RA 7836

An Act to Strengthen the Regulation


and Supervision of the Practice of
Teaching in the Philippines and
Prescribing a Licensure Exam for
Teachers and for other Purposes

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Hours of Work and Remuneration


How many hours of actual
classroom teaching am I required
to render per day?

Not more than 6


hours a day.
If there is a need to render more than 6
hours of actual classroom teaching, it must
not exceed 8 hours and you must be paid
additional compensation.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Hours of Work and Remuneration


What about co-curricular and out of school activities
and other activities outside of what is defined as
normal duties of any teacher? Will I get paid for
that?

YES.
After you have
rendered 6 hours of
classroom teaching.
Agencies utilizing the services of
teachers shall pay for the additional
compensation required.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Hours of Work and Remuneration


What are the criteria for teachers
salaries?

Compare
favorably with
other occupations

Insure teachers a
reasonable
standard of life
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Properly graded

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Hours of Work and Remuneration


My salary is paid for by the local
government. How much should I be
earning?

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Hours of Work and Remuneration


What allowances are given
according to the Magna
Carta?

1. Cost of Living allowance


2. Special Hardship Allowance
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Hours of Work and Remuneration


What can be
deducted from my
salary?
1. Those stipulated by the law
2. With authority executed by the teacher:
Lawful dues and fees owing to the
Philippine Public School Teachers
Association
Premiums properly due on insurance
policies
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Current DepEd Orders


DO 2, s. 2016

Implementation of P3500 Net Take Home Pay for


DepEd Personnel

DO 12, s. 2016

Implementation of the First Tranche


Compensation Adjustment for Civilian Personnel,
and Military and Uniformed Personnel in the
National Government

DO 21, s. 2006

Guidelines for the Organization of Classes

DO 9, 2. 2005

Instituting Measures to Increase Engaged TimeOn-Task and Ensuring Compliance Therewith


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Health Measures and Injury Benefits


What health and injury benefits do I have
according to the Magna Carta?
1. Free compulsory medical
examination
2. Free medical treatment and/or
hospitalization
3. Reimbursement for travelling
expenses in regions where there
is a scarcity of medical facilities
Effects of physical and nervous strain on the teachers health
shall be recognized as a compensable occupational disease in
accordance with existing laws
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Leave and Retirement Benefits


What kind of leaves are we
entitled to?

Study Leave

After 7 years of service


Not exceeding 1 SY
With pay of 60% of
monthly salary
Regular study load
Pass 75% of
courses taken

Indefinite Leave
When the nature of
sickness demands a
long treatment that
will exceed one
year at the least

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Leave and Retirement Benefits


How much will my retirement pay be?
If you have fulfilled the
age and service
requirements of the
applicable laws,
you shall be given one
range salary raise
upon retirement.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Current DepEd Orders


DO 48, s. 1997

Guidelines in the Implementation of the


Benefits Arising from a One (1) Salary
Grade Increase for Retiring Public
School Teachers Pursuant to RA 4670

DO 65, s. 1993

Hardship Allowances for Eligible Public


School Teachers

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Teachers Organization
Are teachers allowed to establish
and join organizations to further
and defend our interests?

YES.
National teachers organizations shall be consulted in the
formulation of of national educational policies and professional
standards, and in the formulation of national policies
governing the social security of teachers.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Current DepEd Orders


DO 49, s. 2006

Revised Rules of Procedure of the


Department of Education in
Administrative Cases

DO 15, s. 2012

DepEd Policy Framework for the


Implementation of the Alternative
Dispute Resolution (ADR)
System-Mediation

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Pursuant to Art. 11 of RA 7836

CODE OF ETHICS FOR


PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Content
Preamble
Article I Scope and Limitations
Article II The Teacher and the State
Article III The Teacher and the Community
Article IV A Teacher and the Profession
Article V The Teachers and the Profession
Article VI The Teacher and Higher Authorities in the Profession
Article VII School Officials, Teachers, and Other Personnel
Article VIII The Teachers and Learners
Article IX The Teachers and Parents
Article X The Teacher and Business
Article XI The Teacher as a Person
Article XII Disciplinary Actions
Article XIII Effectivity
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Preamble
Teachers
are
duly
licensed
professionals who possess dignity and
reputation with high moral values as
well as technical and professional
competence in the practice of their
noble profession, and they strictly
adhere to, observe, and practice this
set of ethical and moral principles,
standards, and values.
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Scope and Limitations


All teachers in schools in the
Philippines
Public and private school teachers
Preschool, primary, elementary, and secondary levels
Academic, vocational, special, technical, or non-formal

Full time or part-time basis


Includes industrial arts or vocational teachers
Includes persons performing supervisory and/or
administrative functions

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The Teacher and the State

Teachers as patriots and model citizens


Transmit cultural and educational
heritage
Cultivate love of country
Uphold our laws and policies
Commit and devote self to duty
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The Teacher and the State

Teachers as patriots and model citizens


We do not engage in the promotion of
partisan interest.
We do not use our position or influence
to coerce others to follow any political
course of action.
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The Teacher and the Community

Teacher as a leader

Classroom Leader
Youth Leader
Community Leader
Intellectual Leader
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A Teacher and the Profession

Teaching as a noble profession


Manifest enthusiasm and pride in teaching
Hold the highest possible standards of
quality education
Become lifelong learners
Represent the school well
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The Teachers and the Profession

Teachers as allies

Support one another


Give due credit for the work of others
Give proper endorsement when leaving your position
Respect confidential information
Responsibly seek correctives for unprofessional and
unethical conduct of others
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The Teacher and


Higher Authorities in the Profession

Teachers as team members

Support policies of the school


Do not bear false accusations against superiors
Transact business through appropriate channels
Raise grievances with respect to the learners
right to learn
Live up to contractual obligations
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School Officials,
Teachers, and Other Personnel

The role of school officials


Show professional courtesy, helpfulness, and
sympathy
Promote cooperative responsibility
Ensure professional growth and recognition
Respect due process
Ensure lawful employment
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The Teachers and Learners

Teachers as mentors and care givers


Determine academic marks and promotions in
accordance with accepted procedures
Treat all learners equally and fairly
Avoid accepting gifts or favors in exchange of
requested concessions
Avoid remuneration from tutorials
Follow the child protection policy
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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The Teachers and Parents

Teachers as partners
Maintain cordial relations with parents
Ensure that parents are properly informed of
the progress and deficiencies of the learner
Hear parents complaints with sympathy
and understanding
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The Teacher and Business

Teachers as professionals
Engage only in legitimate income generation
Maintain a good reputation with respect to
financial matters
Do not take part in commercial ventures
which furnish textbooks and other school
commodities
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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The Teacher as a Person

Teachers as a human being


Live with dignity and maintain a
dignified personality
Place a premium on self-discipline

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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COMMITMENT
SETTING
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Commitment Setting

As a teacher, I commit
myself to help realize the
DepEd mission:
to facilitate learning
and constantly nurture
every learner
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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