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Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in K-12 Education

Northcentral University's Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in K12 Education program is designed for educators and other professionals who would like to become leaders in educational data analysis and information management. Continue reading to find out more about this online EdS degree program.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in K12 Education

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills would be helpful to have before applying to NCU's EdS in Learning Analytics in K12 Education program. Applicants may also have some may have some professional teaching experience. Applicants to Northcentral University's online EdS programs should already possess a master's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Northcentral University's Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in K12 Education program is designed for students who have already completed a master's degree and are looking to further their knowledge in a specialty area of education. The Learning Analytics in K12 Education specialization offers students the opportunity to study advanced topics in educational data analysis, including how to utilize data collection systems, identify relevant data, and use that information to improve the learning outcomes and environments in K-12 schools. Students can learn about a variety of K-12 analytics tools, common learning analytic issues (such as student privacy regulations and data ownership), and how to design an intended project. EdS students will also need to complete a capstone course and a learning analytics project prior to graduation.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

33 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans 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 K12 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)

  • LAK 7000: Introduction to Learning Analytics
  • LAK 7001: K-12 Educational Data
  • LAK 7002: K-12 Analytics Decision Making: An Administrators Perspective
  • LAK 7003: K-12 Learning Analytic Considerations
  • LAK 7004: K-12 Analytic Tools
  • LAK 7005: Implementing a K-12 Analytics Project

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once they have successfully completed Northcentral University's EdS in Learning Analytics in K12 Education program, graduates could seek employment opportunities in K-12 schools, education consulting firms, or even government departments of education. They may consider positions where they oversee learning analytics projects, assess information, and make recommendations to improve K-12 school environments or curriculums. Positions graduates may be able to pursue include:

  • Learning Analytics Director
  • K-12 Research Director
  • Learning Analytics Specialist
  • Education Research Analyst

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