Welcome to the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions!

The 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, and business/marketing education. 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), and Library Science (MLS). The Adult Education, Business and Marketing Education, and Library Science programs are offered entirely online. The department also offers an online graduate certificates in Community College Instruction and Education in the Healthcare Professions. Undergraduate degrees include Business and Marketing Education and Information Technology (BSBE); minors are offered in information processing and distribution technology: merchandising.

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!

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Drs. Christy Rhodes and Syntia Dietz honored by AMEXICAN
The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (AMEXCAN) and the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition, Inc. (ENCLACO) are proud to announce that the 7thAnnual AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards “Celebrating our Community’s Commitment and Excellence” were held on Wednesday December 5that 6:00pm at the Pitt Community College Craig F. Goess Student Center. The annual Community Leadership Awards acknowledge and honor those who have supported AMEXCAN during the 2018 year.  This event was conducted during International Volunteer Week to further honor not only our local Continue reading →

Syntia Santos Dietz, Ph.D., NCC
Syntia Santos Dietz receives AMEXCAN 2018 Community Leadership Award for Research Partnership
Counselor Education faculty member, Syntia Santos Dietz received the AMEXCAN 2018 Community Leadership Award for Research Partnership. The award was presented by the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) for excellence and dedication to service to the Latino community of North Carolina. Congratulations, Syntia!

Fadekemi Oyewusi
Visiting Scholar Profile: Dr. Fadekemi Oyewusi
Dr Fadekemi Oyewusi is an Associate Professor from the Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies,   Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She is a specialist in school librarianship; and a Visiting Research Scholar and a Part-Time Instructor in the Library Science Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Professions in the College of Education. Her area of research is Bibliotherapy – book therapy or use of books for healing – which is employed in libraries by librarians with the intention to influence positive changes Continue reading →