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College of Human Development, Culture, and Media
Instructional Design and Technology
Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.)

Instructional Design and Technology

The Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Design and Technology (IDAT) at Seton Hall University prepares professionals with opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge in the applications of emerging technology for teaching, learning, coaching, and designing. Developed by experienced K-12 and higher education educators and technology professionals, our program goes beyond theory.

Students in our IDAT program will develop skills in collaboration, written and visual communication, technology-enabled media literacy, research, critical and creative thinking. These skills will empower you to discover new ways to inspire and create engaging learning environments.

Program Overview

The master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology requires the completion of 36 credits. This comprehensive program uniquely combines technology expertise with other educational specialties to bring together the most current digital age learning curriculum, tools, and strategies.

The M.A.E., IDAT is available with the following concentrations:

Flexible Learning Formats

The IDAT program offers flexible learning options to accommodate diverse schedules and preferences. You can choose to take courses online, face-to-face, or in a blended format that combines both online and in-person instruction.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from our Master’s in Instructional Design program are well-equipped for a variety of roles in educational technology, corporate training, curriculum design, and more. In New Jersey, anyone with a standard K-12 teaching license and the requisite skills can pursue a career as a computing teacher, opening doors to numerous opportunities in the state's vibrant educational landscape.

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.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended 
  • Current professional vitae/resume 
  • Letter of intent outlining your rationale for applying (2-pages, double spaced) 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references familiar with your character, interests and academic ability 
  • Personal Interview with the Admissions Committee 

Application Deadlines 

  • The program accepts applications throughout the year and operates on a rolling admissions basis. 

Faculty Listing

The faculty in the College of Human Development, Culture, and Media are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.

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The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media embodies the University’s commitment to pedagogical innovation, intellectual ferment and community engagement. Uniting scholars and students from four dynamic academic departments, the College provides cutting-edge, transdisciplinary inquiry into the stickiest problems of our time.

Our collaborative ethos is the hallmark of a Seton Hall education: an interdisciplinary approach to learning that grounds students firmly in their chosen discipline while expanding their perspectives through collaboration — setting them apart in their ability to lead in a variety of fields and solve pressing problems in society.

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