Learning Analytics in K12 Education, PhD-ED

Learning Analytics K-12 Specialization

Improving K-12 learning outcomes is critical in advancing the economic growth of students, their families and communities. Data analytics is playing an emerging role in identifying key elements that help drive success for students, faculty and schools. If you are committed to researching educational systems and applying the findings to improve student, faculty and school success, the NCU Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) with a specialization in Learning Analytics K-12 can help you develop the advanced knowledge needed to contribute to this field.

This online PhD program focuses on useful best practices for the design of data collection systems, as well as the proper dissemination and utilization of the data. You’ll study the history of data analytics, key theories, leading experts and components of datum and how they are applied in K-12 environments.

Additional topics will help you identify relevant data in the K-12 environment, including the role of demographics, academic ability, past performance and effort. This online PhD specialization requires successful completion of 18-credits and explores how student engagement measures, teaching methods and faculty credentials can impact learning outcomes.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PhD-Ed 60 20 45 months View Course Catalog
*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.

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.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop deep knowledge of educational systems, theories, and research in an area of expertise
  • Interpret theories, research, and ideas for different audiences through multiple methods of communication
  • Integrate ethical principles and professional standards for a specific discipline within the field
  • Conduct autonomous or collaborative research using high-level analytical skills
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge specific to a discipline within the field