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Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in Higher Education

The Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in Higher Education program at Northcentral University was created for educators who already have a master's degree want to expand their knowledge of educational data analysis. Read on for more information about this online Northcentral University program.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in Higher Education

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students considering NCU's EdS in Learning Analytics in Higher Education program may have some professional teaching experience and an interest in analyzing data and using it to improve educational environments. Applicants to Northcentral University's online EdS programs should already possess a master's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in Higher Education program is geared toward education professionals who want the opportunity to further their knowledge of learning analytics and using educational data to improve the performance of higher education institutions. The specialization courses explore the process for identifying, analyzing, and applying educational data as well as cover the history of data analytics and best practices in higher education. Students could also study the benefits and use of technology and Learning Management Systems in personal learning and see how analytics can be used to influence learning outcomes and build institutional capacity.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

33 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for an Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in Higher Education:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Education Specialist Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 8000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • EDU 8001: Advanced Scholarly Writing
  • EDR 8203: Research Methods
  • Students choose one:
    • EDR 8204: Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
    • EDR 8205: Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
  • ED 7053: Education Specialist Capstone Project

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

  • LAHE 7000: Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics
  • LAHE 7001: Using Educational Data
  • LAHE 7002: A Macro Level Approach to Learning Analytics in Higher Education
  • LAHE 7003: Applying Learning Analytics in Higher Education
  • LAHE 7004: Learning Analytic Tools
  • LAHE 7005: Implementing a Higher Education Learning Analytics Project

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Completing Northcentral University's EdS in Learning Analytics in Higher Education could prepare students to pursue career advancement opportunities and or new positions in learning analytics. Graduates could seek positions with colleges or universities, education consultant agencies, or even state or federal departments of education. Some possible career options include:

  • Learning Analytics Director
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Learning Analytics Specialist
  • Higher Education Research Analyst

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