College of Education and Human Services
Overview

The online M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology provides students in any discipline the capability to expand their abilities and increase employment opportunities by exploring a wide range of emerging technologies, gaining technical competencies, and applying technology-enhanced instructional design experiences in their field of study. Teachers, trainers, technology coaches, coordinators, directors, school media specialists, and instructional designers in many settings improve their professional performance and assume leadership roles in areas related to the use of digital technologies integrated with instructional design. Learn to promote excellence and transformational change, sustain technology innovations, and manage the change process in your area of specialization and working environment.

Students are accepted from educational, corporate, government, and nonprofit 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. Graduates contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans in their chosen fields. Seton Hall University is a recognized leader in the use of technology for teaching and learning. The most current digital age learning curriculum, tools, and strategies are employed to maximize the learning of all online students in a technology-rich environment.

For educators, the M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology (IDAT) program uniquely combines technology expertise with other educational specialties to provide the comprehensive integration of digital technologies, promote excellence, and maximize the learning of all students in a technology-rich environment within school library media services, special education, and school administration studies. The combined programs bring together the most current digital age learning curriculum, tools, and strategies. Please see Curriculum pages for complete details on these concentrations. The IDAT M.A. is available with the following concentrations:

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 SHU Certificate in Information Technology demonstrates this digital knowledge and skills.

A Unique Approach
All recipients of an M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology receive the SHU Certificate in Information Technologies, confirming their technology education and experiences. This program offers convenient online courses, seven weeks each, which support most work and life schedules. Unique concentrations meet the specialized needs of teachers, instructional designers, curriculum specialists, technology trainers, coaches, coordinators/directors, library media specialists, district media coordinators/directors, school, business, healthcare, HR, and non-profit administrators and trainers, and anyone supporting or implementing research-based best practices in instructional design. Known for innovation, the college is the architect of one of the oldest media and technology programs in the state. The SHU program has flourished for the past fifty years.

Who Should Apply?
Individuals who possess a bachelor's degree and wish to earn a degree that provides the knowledge to take advantage of technology-enhanced instructional design experiences in their field of study should apply to this program. For specific application procedures, click on admissions

The Program
The M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology is a 36-credit program. Each student selects a unique concentration that should flow from the goals and objectives identified during the admissions interview process. A project-based capstone course is required. For specific program requirements, click on curriculum.

Career Advancement
Graduates of the M.A., Instructional Design and Technology (IDAT) Program are working as teachers, instructional designers, curriculum specialists, technology trainers, coaches, coordinators/directors, library media specialists, district media coordinators/directors, school, business, healthcare, HR, and non-profit administrators and trainers.

Program Director:
Rosemary Skeele, Ed.D.

(973) 761-9393
skeelero@shu.edu

Outcomes Link

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