M.A. in Instructional Technology
Instructional technology deals with the improvement of human learning and performance with the aid of technologies. The theoretical foundations of learning, instructional design, and ethical practice support the development and educational use of software applications, multimedia, and web-based technologies.
Graduates of the Online MAIT program can become leaders in the fields of education
and training and may qualify for positions in the areas of curriculum design and development,
technology coordination, distance education planning, integration of technology in
teaching, human performance support, instructional design and training development,
and project management.
About the Program
The Online Master of Arts in Instructional Technology offered by Stockton University
is designed to bring the best instructional technologies into both public and corporate
curricula. With a strong theoretical foundation, the degree enables graduates to use
technology as a tool to enhance learning and training.
In order to maximize the effectiveness of online learning, the MAIT online program will facilitate optional synchronous meetings and encourage online collaboration projects, so that students will be equipped with strong online collaboration and communication skills as they complete the degree.
The program serves:
1.) students who seek or will continue employment in the P-12 schools;
2.) students who wish to pursue coordinator or supervisor positions in P-12 schools and districts; and
3.) students seeking or holding careers in business, industry, or non-profit organizations.
The core courses focus on important issues related to learning, instruction, research and the impact of technology, and include an overview of a variety of technologies, software applications and Web-based tools. The elective courses are designed to extend the core skills into more specialized environments, and to give students opportunities to enhance their personal interests in the field. Students can develop a customized curriculum from elective courses which is tailored to their needs. Some program courses may satisfy course requirements for a Supervisor's Endorsement in the state of New Jersey.
An educational cohort is designed to allow a group of students to work together toward their degree or academic objective. This group often starts and ends their program together. For students who live or work a distance from the University, cohort programs are often established at off-campus locations. This enables busy working adults to further their education in spite of their time.
- On-site course offerings
- Flexible scheduling
- District collegiality
- Peer mentorship
M.A. in Instructional Technology
Students with a bachelor's degree who wish to earn a master’s degree will complete 33 credits from a menu of courses (see curriculum below).
MAIT Curriculum - 33 credits
|Core Courses- 15 credits|
INTC 5001 Technology and Learning
INTC 5120 Visual Design and Communications
INTC 5160 Instructional Design and Development
INTC 5170 Research in Instructional Technology
INTC 5810 Capstone: Final Project
Electives Courses- 18 credits
A total of 6 courses must be completed
INTC 5230 Supervision and Leadership for Technology
INTC 5280 Grant Writing
INTC 5290 Leadership in Instructional Technology
INTC 5320 Media Design and Evaluation
INTC 5330 Integrating Technology in the Curriculum
INTC 5340 Web Design
INTC 5410 Adult Learning
INTC 5420 Human Performance Improvement and Tools
INTC 5450 Project Management Approach to Educational Change
INTC 5560 E-Learning
INTC 5590 Special Topics in Instructional Technology (offered as needed)
INTC 5701 Internship (1-3 credits) -Prerequisite: completion of core, min. of 3 electives, and permission of instructor
INTC 5800 Independent Study- Prerequisite: permission of instructor
EDUC 6132 Curriculum Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
For course descriptions, please visit The University's Course Catalog.
Graduates of the Online MAIT program can become leaders in the fields of education and training and may qualify for positions in the areas of:
- Curriculum Design and Development
- Technology Coordination
- Distance Education Planning
- Integration of Technology and Teaching
- Human Performance Support
- Instructional Design and Training Development
- Project Management
- Technology Educator
While graduate admissions selection committees review applications until the start of the semester, by applying prior to the Priority Deadline, you can ensure that your transition to Stockton is as smooth as possible: you will be invited to the New Student Orientation Event, and have access to priority registration which means you may have more options for monthly installments of a payment plan, as well as greater options for class selection.
Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1
- Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
To be considered for admission to the MAIT program, applicants must submit the following:
- Click here to start your application.
- If you are a recent Stockton graduate, check to see if you qualify for the Direct Entry Option.
- Application fee: $50 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application
- Graduate application essay
- Three current letters of recommendation sent electronically via the Stockton Application
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton) should be mailed, emailed, or dropped off directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions
Office of Graduate Admissions, N-Wing 007a
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
To review international applicant deadlines and admission criteria, please click here.
Standardized Testing Information
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is not required for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above or for those who already possess a master's degree. If the applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, GRE or MAT scores are required (the scores might compensate for applicants who have a cumulative GPA lower than 3.0). Also, MAIT applicants who would like to pursue a Supervisory Endorsement at Stockton will need to submit GRE or MAT scores in order to take the required graduate supervisory courses. Applications are reviewed holistically; therefore, there is no state minimum GRE or MAT score. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) school code is 2889 and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) school code is 1391. Please visit the Standardized Testing Information website for more details about these exams including registering for an upcoming test.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, holders of any undergraduate degree can apply for this interdisciplinary program. If you are a recent Stockton graduate, you may qualify for Direct Entry. Click here for more details.
All courses are offered online. Some courses may have optional synchronous meetings, which will be held in evening time.
MAIT online courses offer a highly interactive and participatory learning environment. In order to promote interactivity and engagement with the instructor and classmates, many courses are offering optional synchronous online sessions as well as asynchronous group activities.
No, we do not require any special computer skills. However, because of the nature of the program, you are expected to have basic computer skills such as file management and word processing.
You may attempt up to two courses (6 credits). You need to consult with the Program Coordinator to select courses.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) is not required for admission for applicants who possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, applicants interested in pursuing Stockton's Supervisory Endorsement must take the GRE or MAT. For more information about the GRE test, click here. For more information about the MAT click here.
Dr. Amy Ackerman
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology