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  communication skills as they complete the degree.

The program serves:

1.) students who seek or will continue employment in the P-12 schools or higher education administration;

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 or the Training and Development Certificate.


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.

Cohort Benefits:

  • 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 Learning Design and Technology*

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

* Indicates courses included in the Trainging and Development Certificate

For course descriptions, please visit The University's Course Catalog.

Career Opportunities

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
  • Online Learning Development and Facilitation
  • Integration of Technology and Teaching
  • Human Performance Support
  • Instructional Design and Training Development
  • Project Management
  • Technology Educator

Admissions Criteria

Application Deadline

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.

Priority Deadlines

Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1

Prerequisite Requirements

  • 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:

  1. Click here to start your application.
  2. Application fee: $50 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application
  3. Graduate application essay
  4. Three current letters of recommendation sent electronically via the Stockton Application
  5. Resume
  6. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton) should be mailed, emailed, or dropped off directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions

    By mail:
    Office of Graduate Admissions, N-Wing 007a
    101 Vera King Farris Drive
    Galloway, NJ 08205-9441



  7. 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.

You need to complete the Online Non-Matriculated Graduate Student Registration Form. Once your application has been submitted, an email will be sent to you from the Office of Registrar with your official goStockton account login information and instructions to register for classes. You will be able to register either in person or online during the non-matriculated student registration period.

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.

No, a teaching certificate or license is not required. However, you need an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
No, the instructional technology program is available only at the graduate level, although Stockton does offer a B.A. in Digital Studies.
You need 33 credits (11 courses), including the 3-credit final project.
Typically, students take three years by taking one or two courses per semester, including summer terms. The only rule is that students must complete all degree requirements within six years of matriculation.
We encourage students to begin with INTC 5001 followed by INTC 5120. However, individual needs may be accommodated in consultation with a faculty advisor.
Yes, you may take up to two courses (6 credits) as a non-matriculated student.

Each program determines whether, to what extent, and under what conditions credits for courses taken at other regionally accredited institutions may
be applied to degree requirements. The University sets an upper limit of 9 such credits. Transfer credit requests should be submitted at the time of

Dr. Amy Ackerman
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology

Apply today. If you have further questions or would like to Request More Information please call the Office of Graduate Admissions at (609) 626-3640 or E-mail gradschool@stockton.edu.


Amy Ackerman, Ph.D 
Chair, M.A. in Instructional Technology Program
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology