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.
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.
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!