Teacher Ethics: Maintenance and Accountability Seminars

TE-MAS-12 Offering 12 Credit Hours


What Is The Course About?

TE-MAS-12 is an advanced course, available to the graduates of the TE-16, TE-20, and TE-24 courses. Perfected from five years of weekly MAS sessions for healthcare professionals, and now adapted for teachers and administrators, the TE-MAS continues the learning process initiated in the prerequisite courses for risk assessment and protection plan application.

Utilizing twelve weekly one-hour teleconferences, participants from across the United States work collectively to improve ethical decision-making and to enhance professional accountability.

How Much Does It Cost?

$395.00 ( Credits)

Are There Prerequisites?

In order to participate in TE-MASS program, students must have completed of one of the following courses through PBI: TE-16, TE-20, and TE-24.



The goal of the course is to prevent boundary and ethical violations from occurring in the education profession.

Course Objectives

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During the TE-MAS course, participants will:

  • Improve boundary / ethical dilemma recognition and resolution.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply Stratified Protection Plans in school settings.
  • Learn to utilize peer processing to enhance professional accountability.
  • Learn to identify violation potentials in colleagues and to intervene when appropriate.
  • Help others to maintain their professional boundaries and moral compass.

Course Syllabus

The TE-MAS course is comprised of a series of seminars designed to promote ethical learning and develop protection plans to prevent future issues. The seminars break down as follows:

  • Seminar 1 - Orientation to the M.A.S.S. system
  • Seminar 2 - Introduction, sharing issues, and identifying commonalities
  • Seminar 3 - Verbalization of the Boundary / Ethics Formula for teachers and classroom settings
  • Seminar 4 - Describing a protection plan for school, students, and self
  • Seminar 5 - Enhancing accountability through peer interaction
  • Seminar 6 - Dilemma recognition and resolution
  • Seminar 7 - Distinguishing hot-cold ethical processing, learning when to ask for help
  • Seminar 8 - Identifying violation potentials in others
  • Seminar 9 - Helping colleagues with high violation potentials
  • Seminar 10 - Mentoring appropriate boundaries for teachers and students
  • Seminar 11 - Assignment - refined protection plan
  • Seminar 12 - Course feedback and participantsÂ’ critique