The education of professionals does not end with the achievement
of a degree. Professional competence requires a commitment to lifelong
learning and a continuing effort to update knowledge and skills in
order to improve the state of the art of practice as society's needs
and technology change. Consequently, the school provides the means for
acquiring specialized competencies, skills in new areas, and updating
of professional knowledge and techniques.
continuing professional education and development are available to
practitioners in fields related to the School of Communication and Information. These
opportunities include attendance at a range of credit, noncredit, and
certificate programs offered by Professional Development
Studies, enrollment in some graduate degree courses on a nondegree
basis, and contracting for customized in-house training to meet an
organization's human resource development needs.
About Online Learning
of the classes offered by Professional Development Studies are offered
online. These online classes are taught by faculty, and students
are in class with a group of peers. The classes are not
self-paced tutorials. Class size is limited to help ensure that there is
a great deal of interaction among students and teachers in every class.
The classes have a structure with readings, deadlines, and
assignments similar to face-to-face coursework. But because the
classes are asynchronous, during a given week students can participate
during the times that are convenient for them.
Details about the current class offerings are on the website at http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/pds.