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

Instructional Design and Technology

The Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Design and Technology prepares professionals with opportunities to further their skills and education in the applications of emerging technology for teaching, learning, coaching and designing. Seton Hall’s IDAT program was designed by K-12 and higher education educators and technology professionals; it goes beyond theory as students develop skills in collaboration, written and visual communication, technology-enabled media literacy, research, critical and creative thinking, all used to help you discover new ways to inspire and create engaging learning environments.  The program offers courses online, face-to-face, and in a blended format. 

The Program

The program is 36 credits that 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:

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 is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by three professional associations: APA, COAMFTE, and CAEP.

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Contact Us

Joseph Martinelli, Ed.D.
Program Director
[email protected]
(973) 275-2733