Learning Analytics

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Why Learning Analytics?

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics provides students with sought-after skills preparing them for a career in an ever-growing field.

Educators today are “swimming” in data about curricula, student assessment, social media, registrations, and demographics stored in data warehouses and "the cloud." This data makes it possible to collect, manage, and maintain massive amounts of educational information. The need to analyze and make data-based decisions in education has led to the emergence of a new field called learning analytics.

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Unique Features

  • Online, interactive program allows for flexibility for working professionals

Program Objectives

  • Articulate and integrate diverse perspectives on the field of learning analytics, including learning analytics assumptions, theories, epistemologies, and debates
  • Align learning analytics processes to address the needs of educational institutions, and answer questions posed by educational leaders
  • Select, prepare, implement, interpret, and evaluate learning analytic models appropriately

Career Outlook

Career opportunities for learning analytics professionals in K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits, and corporations include (but are not limited to):

  1. Chief academic officer
  2. Director of learning analytics
  3. Director of institutional research
  4. Learning analytics specialist
  5. Senior institutional research analyst

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics General Requirements
EDU 6340 - Learning Analytics Concepts and Theories
EDU 6341 - Introduction to Data Mining in Education
EDU 6182 - Educational Statistics
EDU 6343 - Predictive Modeling for Learning Analytics

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 16 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

Did You Know?

There is a 1.5 million projected shortage of managers and analysts who possess big data analysis skills by 2018.


Not ready for a full master's degree? Consider our four-course Learning Analytics graduate certificate, which rolls into the master's program. 

Average Time to Completion

1-1.5 Years



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