Learning Analytics

Degree:
  • Certificate
Location: Anywhere

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

  • Courses can be applied toward Northeastern's MEd program in Learning Analytics
  • 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

Required Courses

EDU 6340 - Learning Analytics Concepts and Theories
4.00
EDU 6341 - Introduction to Data Mining in Education
4.00
EDU 6182 - Educational Statistics
4.00
EDU 6343 - Predictive Modeling for Learning Analytics
4.00

Did You Know?

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

Options

Not ready for a full Master's degree? Consider our 4-course Learning Analytics graduate certificate, which rolls into the master's program. 

Average Time to Completion

1-1.5 Years

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No