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, 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. 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!

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East West Integrated Health Symposium to be held November 3
East Carolina University faculty, staff, and students who are interested in discussing and learning more about integrated health should plan to attend the East West Integrated Health Symposium from 1:30-4:00 pm on November 3, 2016 at the ECU Heart Institute. The symposium was proposed and arranged by the ECU Clinic Consortium and features a keynote address from Dr. Christine Moravec, a Staff Research Scientist and Director of Basic Research in the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure within the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Continue reading →

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Counselor Education Program welcomes new faculty
The Counselor Education Program is excited to have two new tenure-track faculty join the program Dr. Avent received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling and Counselor Education and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio for three years prior to coming to ECU. Her research interests include: examining the role of religion/spirituality in African American mental health Continue reading →

“Most Likely to Succeed” film screening inspires students and faculty
On Sept. 27th, the College of Education held a film screening of Most Likely to Succeed. The 82 people in the audience were a mixture of faculty and students.  Most Likely to Succeed aims to help all schools re-imagine their purpose and create learning experiences that prepare kids for life in the 21st Century. The film has been shown at multiple film festivals including Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival. These screenings create a space for meaningful and necessary discussion between educators, administrators, parents, and students about how steps Continue reading →