The Instructional Design and Technology (IDAT) program assists teachers and trainers to improve their professional performance and to assume leadership roles. Students are accepted from corporate, government, nonprofit, and educational environments. The program emphasizes a theoretical base for curriculum design and exposure to a broad array of the most current instructional methods and materials. Seton Hall University is a recognized leader in the use of technology for teaching and learning. The IDAT program at SHU is interdisciplinary, allowing acquisition of knowledge in a wide range of subjects. 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 a school district can be hired to be a computing teacher.
To be eligible for financial aid, students must be accepted and matriculated into a degree program. Financial aid for graduate students is available in the form of a FFELP/Stafford Loan, an alternative loan or a personal loan.