Revocation or suspension of teaching certificates

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dc.contributor Mitchell, Roxanne M.
dc.contributor Tomlinson, Stephen
dc.contributor Webb, Alan L.
dc.contributor Westbrook, Philip
dc.contributor.advisor Dagley, David L.
dc.contributor.author Moore, Michelle Dean
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-02T19:55:23Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-02T19:55:23Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002551
dc.identifier.other Moore_alatus_0004D_12943
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2821
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This was a purposeful, qualitative, historical and document-based research study that investigated the trends, issues, and outcomes of the legal issues relating to the revocation or suspension of a teacher’s teaching certificate. The data produced 81 cases; however, there were 5 cases that included more than one plaintiff bringing the total number in the study to 88. The study included cases spanning from 1853-2015. Federal and state level law cases were researched to determine the ruling of courts as they applied the law and state statutes. Twelve guiding principles were developed for school leaders to consider when confronted with teacher misconduct issues which involved the revocation or suspension of teaching certificates. The review of the literature provides affirmation that the revocation or suspension of a teacher’s certificate is an area of extreme concern for school administrators. A vast amount of researchers was provided to explain the trends and patterns that have developed through case law and court decisions concerning the suspension and revocation of teachers’ certificates. While the revocation and suspension of teaching certificates has been a process practiced for over a century, the court decisions and judicial opinions continue to reshape the reasons certificates may be legally revoked or suspended. In this study, nine categories emerged as a result of the analysis. The categories included: immorality/moral turpitude, unprofessional/unbecoming conduct, unfitness to teach, certification issues, unlawful acts, just cause, incompetence, insubordination, and religious dress. Of these nine categories, six categories immorality/moral turpitude, unprofessional/unbecoming conduct,unfitness to teach, certification issues, unlawful acts, and just cause emerged as main categories and are discussed in detail in the analysis.
dc.format.extent 280 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Educational leadership
dc.subject.other Educational administration
dc.subject.other Education
dc.title Revocation or suspension of teaching certificates
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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