The Instructional Design and Technology (IDAT) program assists teachers, technology coordinators, technology directors, and trainers in many settings to improve their professional performance and to assume leadership roles in areas related to the use of computer-based technologies integrated with instruction and curriculum design. Students are accepted from corporate, government, nonprofit, and educational environments. The program emphasizes a theoretical base for instructional design and exposure to a broad array of the most current instructional methods, strategies, technologies, and materials. Seton Hall University is a recognized leader in the use of technology for teaching and learning.
A Unique Approach
Seton Hall University is recognized leader in the use of technology for teaching and learning. The state of New Jersey offers no certification or endorsement for computing teachers. Anyone holding a standard NJ teaching license in any K-12 field and having the knowledge and skills requested by the school district can be hired to be a computing teacher. The College of Education's IDAT program provides students with a solid education in instructional design and technology, which translates into success in the classroom.
Who Should Apply?
Individuals who possess a bachelor's degree and wish to earn a degree that provides the knowledge to serve as a skilled computing teacher should apply to this program. For specific application procedures, click on admissions.
The M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology is a 36-credit program. Each student's program is unique and should flow from the goals and objectives identified during the admissions process. Upon admission, students construct a program plan with an appointed College adviser. Throughout the program, students take required courses, such as Webpage Technologies and Integrating Curriculum and Technology, as well as concentration electives that include Software Evaluation and Computer Graphics and Animation. A final capstone course is taken during a student's last semester. For detailed program requirements, click on curriculum.
Graduates of the M.A., Instructional Design and Technology (IDAT) Program are working in as instructional designers in industry, publishing, education, hospitals and human resources.