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, business/marketing education, higher education, vocational education, and industry.

Program Area Internship Internship Course Number Description of Internship Average Annual
# of Interns*
Contact Person
Adult Education MAEd ADED 6989 or 6990 The internship consists of on-the-job experience in the field of adult education under the supervision of an organizational or institutional administrator. To complete either ADED 6989 or 6990, the student must identify a location and supervisor, develop goals and objectives for the internship experience, complete 90 hours of actual time working on the internship (which may include campus seminars, research, and travel for special events or activities), complete a time-log of actual hours completed and the activities engaged in during these hours (signed by both the intern and the onsite supervisor), and complete other requirements as stipulated by the departmental faculty. 1 Dr. Steven Schmidt
Business and Marketing Education Senior I BITE 4323 This internship is designed is to acclimate the intern to the Business and Marketing public school environment – i.e., to understand policies and procedures, to understand the multiple roles of the classroom teacher, to begin to understand the diverse needs of business, marketing and information technology school students, and to begin the process of long-range curricular planning, delivery of instruction, and assessment. Interns are expected to be in their school one full day per week the entire semester. 15 Office of Clinical Experiences

Dr. Ivan Wallace

Business and Marketing Education Senior II BITE 4324 This internship is a full semester of teaching business, marketing, or information technology in a public High School classroom, with the clinical teacher providing constant feedback to the intern about the teaching and learning process. In addition, the interns, with support from the clinical teacher and the university supervisor, develop a portfolio/electronic evidences to document their growth and development as a classroom teacher. 5 Office of Clinical Experiences

Dr. Ivan Wallace

Counselor Education

For full details on Counselor Education internships, visit the Counselor Education Clinical Experiences site.

MS COAD 6482 The Supervised Counseling Practicum is a semester-long experience providing students with the opportunity to complete 100 hours of professional clinical experience and engage in 30 semester hours of group supervision and 15 semester hours of individual site-based supervision. Interns may complete their practicum experience in either a clinical mental health, school counseling or higher education setting. At least 60% of the contact hours must be spent in direct service to clients and stakeholders at the site. The intent of the supervised practicum experience is to provide an opportunity for the student to explore the counseling role, develop his or her skills in one-to-one helping relationships and become comfortable with a personalized style of counseling. Practicum students are provided with a wide range of experiences within which to practice their counseling skills. By working with diverse populations, students are also able to reflect on the importance of cultural competency in practice. 30 Mrs. Ashley Cannan
Library Science MLS LIBS 6991 The primary purpose of the professional internship is to provide an opportunity for students to work in a public school library setting under supervision of an experienced librarian and university supervisor.
The 110 hour working experience in theory and practice, promotes the social construction of knowledge, intentionally incorporating increased freedom and professional responsibility on the part of the student, leading to actual meaning making of concepts taught in the Library Science program of study. Individuals will become critically conscious of themselves as professional librarians through the integration and application of theory, skills, and knowledge in the totality of the internship experience.
The internship also provides an opportunity to promote a positive and productive relationship among the faculty and candidates of the Library Science Program and other library professionals at work in public institutions, businesses, and schools.
40 Dr. Kaye Dotson
Library Science MLS LIBS 6992 The primary purpose of the professional internship is to provide an opportunity for students to work in a public/academic approved library settings under supervision of an experienced librarian and university supervisor.
The 110 hour working experience in theory and practice, promotes the social construction of knowledge, intentionally incorporating increased freedom and professional responsibility on the part of the student, leading to actual meaning making of concepts taught in the Library Science program of study. Individuals will become critically conscious of themselves as professional librarians through the integration and application of theory, skills, and knowledge in the totality of the internship experience.
The internship also provides an opportunity to promote a positive and productive relationship among the faculty and candidates of the Library Science Program and other library professionals at work in public institutions, businesses, and schools.
10 Dr. Kaye Dotson