Being a Professional in teaching is the need to have a suitable level of education and experience within your level of teaching (such as holding a qualification up to level 5 in-order-to teach up to level 3/4) to enable your knowledge to be sufficient to teach students the information they need to, in the end goal, make contributions to society. Being a professional includes the responsibility of continuing improving and developing your practice, practically and in theory. It is about sharing your knowledge with your industry and upholding the standards of your institution and the standards expected from ‘teachers’.
Being a professional is about setting a moral standard for your students to follow, be that in the way you act and dress to respecting the expression of views and beliefs of others. It is about being fair to all students and showing no bias, about being positive and encouraging and helping them (the student) be the best that they can be regardless of their background or natural ability.