"Prevention and Correction: Overview” course emphasizes the environmental, educational and social demands that influence an educator's daily decisions. Many of these decisions conflict with personal, organizational, technological, and social factors. Poor decisions -- no matter how well intentioned -- may result in adverse consequences that not only impacted the educator, but also the schools, students and the community.
The Prevention and Correction: Overview course provides an option for licensing agencies and school districts to support those educators whose conflicting decisions have resulted in a need for intervention.
Integrated into this course is an emphasis on ethics as informed by the NASDTEC Model Code of Ethics for Educators.
The course is designed by a team of national leaders in the area of educator ethics. The expert content team for "Prevention and Correction: Overview" includes Troy Hutchings, Ed.D., a key thought leader in the field of educator ethics; Glenn Lipson, Ph.D., a forensic psychologist who evaluates and testifies in the civil matters and specializes in building supportive programs for educators; and, Fred Lane, J.D., an author, public speaker, forensic investigator, and former school board member, who specializes in illuminating the new challenges posed for professional educators in a rapidly evolving digitally-connected society.
This course consists of three separate multidisciplinary designed modules: (1) Overview of Educator Ethics, (2) Cybertraps for Educators, and (3) Educator Relationships and Boundaries. Each module is "locked down" which prevents by-passing any content. The minimum time it takes to complete the course is approximately 4.5 hours. A series of assessments checks for knowledge and understanding before permitting advancement to the next module. A final certificate is provided as documentation of completion and further documentation can be confirmed through NASDTEC.
You can find a course syllabus and other related resources at the bottom of this page.
The cost of this four-hour course is $399, payable online.
"Prevention and Correction:Overview" has been reviewed by the NASDTEC Professional Education committee and remains under the committee's oversight.