Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics

Smarter teaching through big data

Do you want to better understand how your students respond to eLearning? Would you like to maximize each student's learning potential while enhancing your own teaching methods? It all comes down to data — how you collect, understand and act on it.

By earning your Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics from Brandeis GPS, you'll discover methods for translating data about student performance, curricula and other components into strategic recommendations. This program is especially helpful administrators, instructional designers and researchers who want to:

  • Lead eLearning initiatives and evaluations.
  • Apply business intelligence principles and strategic analytics to improve student performance and retention.
  • Evaluate legal and ethical implications of using educational data.
  • Create innovative teaching approaches through analyzing large sets of learning data.
  • Realize the long-term benefits of studying in small classes at one of the country's top universities.

Please note that we are not currently accepting applications for the Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics.

Courses and Requirements

Part-time | Fully online | Financially accessible

Your 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics consists of four required courses and one elective option.

Required courses like Learning Analytics and Statistics expand your knowledge of fundamental topics, while electives give you the opportunity to build skills in specific areas of interest such as marketing, customer analytics and leading instructional design projects.

The Learning Analytics Industry

Using data patterns to transform education

The need continues to grow for specialists who can use data to improve decision-making around education quality and government investments in digitizing the education sector. In fact, the learning analytics field is expected to grow by 29.8% and reach $34.7 billion by 2027. With the increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, exciting professional opportunities in this field abound.

Meet Our Featured Faculty

Leading learning analytics influencer and experts

Our gifted faculty practice what they teach. You'll have the opportunity to work with some of the top professionals and subject experts in the learning analytics field. Their professional connections and network can help you reach your career goals, now and in the future.

Bonnie Budd
Director of Online Learning at Bryant University
Melissa Kane
Associate Director of Instructional Design at Brown University's Sheridan Center
Jing Qi
Learning Analytic Lead and LMS Specialist, Dartmouth College