Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in Higher Education

Big Data may benefit colleges, universities and other post-secondary institutions by influencing decisions that guide learning outcomes and support student and faculty success. Data has long been used in health care and business fields helping to determine the direction of enterprises to help keep them competitive.

If you’re interested in a career focused on helping institutions of higher education improve their performance across various measures, Northcentral University’s online Education Specialist degree program with a specialization in learning analytics in higher education could be a perfect fit with your goals.

The curriculum explores the history of data analytics, examines proven theories and best practices in higher education, and studies the proper identification, use and application of relevant data in the classroom. You will also learn the components of datum, data mining and different types of data analytics and study research methods and tools to extract and analyze data and related predictive statistical tests.

This online graduate degree program can also be shaped so that you can explore the use of technology and Learning Management Systems in personal learning, intelligent data and adaptive modeling or investigate how to properly use analytics to build institutional capacity and improve learning outcomes. Earning an Education Specialist degree in the learning analytics in higher education specialization requires successful completion of 18-credit hours.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EdS 33 11 18 months View Course Catalog

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Education Specialist Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for learning and educating diverse groups.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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