Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Big Data and Learning Analytics Graduate Certificate

Department: Leadership, Policy, and Lifelong Learning

Like many other segments of the economy, education is working to realize the potential of sophisticated data analytics to inform and transform how it operates. The Graduate Certificate in Big Data and Learning Analytics will help students discover how to leverage data to promote student success. Additionally, it will train teachers, administrators, faculty, policy makers, and educational researchers to effectively use data in educational planning, evaluation, and assessment for the purposes of understanding and optimizing student learning. Upon completion of the certificate program, students should be able to:
  • Communicate effectively using data in reporting
  • Explore the role of data in optimizing student learning
  • Understand how data collection and analysis can be critical to a successful assessment and accreditation
  • Apply the theory of learning analytics to practice


Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency     
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements     

Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

There are nine (9) hours of required courses:

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) years

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.