Dean of school of education appointed to statewide task force

Aug 09, 2019 • Sharon Walker School of Education

LuAnn Haase, dean of the Walker School of Education at Morningside College, recently was appointed to serve on a statewide task force charged with leading implementation of the Model Code of Ethics for Educators into teacher education programs across Iowa.

The Model Code of Ethics for Educators is a national model of ethics for the education profession that was adopted in 2015 and is designed as a framework for ethical decision making.  The training will complement current training in the Iowa Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for all Iowa pre-service teachers.

Iowa teacher education programs currently provide instruction in Iowa’s Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics, a set of policies and procedures connected to employment and licensure that focus on strict and consistent compliance. Haase said the goal of implementing the Model Code of Ethics for Educators into teacher education programs is to guide preservice teachers in their decision-making while supporting them in mitigating the risk in choices of behavior.

Haase provides oversight of all teacher education programs at Morningside College. She joined the faculty at Morningside in 2011 after serving as director of elementary education, secondary education, K-12 curriculum, K-12 guidance and counseling, and professional development for the Sioux City Community Schools. Haase has over 30 years of experience in education in such roles as teacher, guidance counselor, special education coordinator and principal. She has a doctorate from the University of Nebraska.