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Welcome to the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions!

The new Department of Interdisciplinary Professions in the College of Education offers cutting-edge educational programs that prepare students for rewarding careers as counselors, information technology specialists, librarians, or educational professionals working in adult/continuing education, business/marketing education, higher education, vocational education, and industry.  Coursework and field experiences empower learners with required skills, knowledge, and experience; help them learn to think critically and practice proficiently; and provide the strong foundation of both theory and practice needed to be effective and successful in one's chosen field. The Department offers graduate degrees in adult education (MAEd), business and marketing education (MAEd), counselor education (MS), library science (MLS), and vocational education (MS). The adult education, business and marketing education, library science, and vocational education programs are offered entirely online. The department also offers an online graduate certificate in Community College Instruction.  Undergraduate degrees include business and marketing education and information technology (BSBE); minors are offered in information processing and distribution technology: merchandising. The Department may accept up to 30 semester hours of lower-level (numbered 1000-2999 at ECU) technical credit from a community college or technical or junior college toward some of its BS degree options. Transfer students must meet the requirements of the degree option they elect.

Our Vision and Mission

The vision of the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions is to meet the changing needs of a global society by providing learners with quality educational programs taught by experienced and knowledgeable faculty.  The mission of the Department is to prepare and develop proficient and reflective educators, administrators, counselors, librarians, and information technology specialists who will serve as leaders in higher education, schools, communities, business and industry, and government.

Explore and Learn with Us!

The faculty in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions are experienced, highly skilled, innovative, and diverse educators who are dedicated to providing the rich instruction, exciting challenge, beneficial support, and the encouragement of life-long professional growth necessary to prepare leaders for tomorrow's schools, colleges and universities, communities, business and industry, and government.  If have questions about the courses, degree programs, or certificates offered in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions, we would be happy to provide additional information through phone or email conversation. Come explore and learn with us!

Scott Glass

Dr. Scott Glass

Department Chair
213 Ragsdale Hall
252-328-5670
glassj@ecu.edu


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MLS Students at ECU Collect over 5,800 Books for the Needy

On: 04 Feb 2016 20:51
The end of each year is a time for many traditions, from caroling to trimming the tree to making a gingerbread house to pausing to give thanks, and the East Carolina University Master of Library Science program has developed and added its own tradition to the mix by annually completing a Holiday Book Drive. For […]

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ECU Ranked No. 2 Among Best Value Colleges for Online IT Degree

On: 03 Feb 2016 19:45
February 1, 2016 – East Carolina University has been ranked among the 10 best value colleges for an online information technology (IT) degree by College Values Online. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in January. East Carolina University was ranked second. Using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database, the 10 […]

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Drs. Rhodes and Schmidt receive President’s Appreciation Award from AAACE

On: 25 Jan 2016 18:06
Dr. Christy Rhodes, Assistant Professor of Adult Education, and Dr. Steve Schmidt, Associate Professor of Adult Education, were both recipients of the 2015 President’s Appreciation Award at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education’s (AAACE) annual conference in Oklahoma City, OK, November 17-20, 2015.  The President’s Appreciation Award honors people who have exemplified outstanding […]

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Dr. Kylie Dotson-Blake Distinguished Panelist at National Mental Health Symposium

On: 12 Dec 2015 13:30
On November 3, 2015, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the STEMconnector, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences partnered to offer a national mental health symposium at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C. The event included professionals from counseling, nursing, criminal justice, social […]

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Library Science Program Ranked #5 in Nation!

On: 09 Dec 2015 13:00
The Library Science program, housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions with the College of Education at East Carolina University is pleased to announce that they were recognized in the Top 10 of the Fall 2015 Online Library and Information Science Graduate Rankings as ranked by Graduateprograms.com.  The program was listed as being the #5 […]

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