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Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in Higher Education

Program Details

The Education Specialist (EdS) program emphasizes an applied, project based approach to development of appreciable improvements in the body of educational practice. The EdS attracts individuals who are primarily professionals either at the K-12 level or the higher education level (i.e., enrollment managers, superintendents, principals, teacher leaders, and education faculty who primarily teach - not do research, educational consultants, trainers in organizations). The EdS capstone focuses on solving a problem in the workplace or in the professional field of education and results in a "product" or solution. This degree is also intended to help students increase their own workplace Leadership Skills.

If you’re passionate about helping institutions of higher education enhance results, Northcentral University’s online PhD degree program with a specialization in Learning Analytics in Higher Education may be a great fit with your goals. The curriculum helps students evaluate how data can be used in colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational settings to improve institutional accountability, student success and retention. This program immerses students into the field by exploring the history and types of data analytics, and examining proven theories and useful best practices as they apply to higher education. Other uses for data, such as facilities management, are also explored.


  • Admission to the Education Specialist program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.