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 are interested in a graduate-level specialization involving K-12 learning analytics, but do not want to pursue a doctoral degree or write a dissertation, Northcentral University’s Education Specialist (EdS) degree program with a specialization in Learning Analytics may be a great fit for you. NCU’s online graduate degree program will immerse you in key areas of analytics, including data collection systems, identifying relevant data and the proper dissemination and utilization of the data to help improve learning outcomes. You’ll focus on foundations of learner analytics, proven theories and useful best practices and their application in K-12 education.
- 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
School Accreditation Statement
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