Teaching License and losing it
Loss of teaching license. A teaching license is a hard earned license after years of training. However if you chose to make a bad call due to bad judgement or a just a simple mistake, you can lose that license. The commission on teacher credentialing is the one who decides whether you get to keep your license after a crime. They review discipline and criminal cases and can choose to either deny, revoke, or suspend your teaching license. Some cases can involve the automatic revocation or suspension of a teaching license. These cases include sex offenses such as rape. Violent crimes such as murder. Drug offenses such as selling or transportation of drugs. And cases where they limit contact with children/minors such as lewd acts with a minor. All convictions must consider the facts of the case to decide whether the person is fit to teach. Categories can include how likely is it to occur again. How notorious the case has become. And impact on students. Each case will have its own factors to consider for the final decision. If a teacher was charged for small fraud. Chances are he/she will keep his/her license. If it is a large fraud however, then it just becomes more and more likely that he/she will lose his/her license. In deciding whether a person is fit to teach anymore is based on how everyone else views them. A teacher convicted of DUI and put under house arrest will most likely lose his license due to possible ridicule. This is the same reasoning used for the automatic revocation/suspension cases. Its important to note however that every case can be challenged. If you were charged with a crime and lost your license. Consult with an attorney to discuss what options you may have to regain that license.