Master of Arts in Education: Analytics and Learning Design

The online Master of Arts in Education: Analytics and Learning Design (MAED ALD) degree is intended to offer preparation for the purpose of working professionally in education and related fields where educational knowledge in justice, learning and development theory, leadership, communication, spatial analysis, and data use for decision making and understanding of educational issues are key skills.

Implemented through a sequential curriculum design, all learners begin with courses that focus on learning and development theory and justice leadership. These courses are intended to build a foundation of understanding for professional thinking and practice in relevant professions. 

Program Highlights

The program is 33-36 units that provide the skills necessary to conduct graduate-level research, assessment, evaluation, writing, and personal and professional reflection. Upon completion of the foundation courses, students will delve deeper into designing for justice and complete a master’s capstone experience tailored to each learners’ professional interest. Learners can complete the program in 2 academic years.

Career Outlook

This online transformative degree program will prepare educators and leaders for a variety of educational settings such as community agencies, K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, virtual schools, or other community service industries. Graduates of this program will be able to use various learning and spatial analytic tools to conduct humanizing research to inform the design of effective justice-driven online or in-person learning experiences in their specific sector.

Become a Leader in Equity-Centered Data Analytics and Learning Design at Redlands

The Master of Arts in Education: Analytics and Learning Design degree program prepares leaders to utilize analytics for justice in educational and non-educational settings. Ready to take the next step to advance or begin your own career? Explore the admission requirements below, request more information, or get started on your application today!

Admission Requirements

Important Deadline Information:  Please refer to the Application and Enrollment Calendar for deadlines.

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  1. Completed application
  2. Official transcript(s) with evidence of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  3. Personal Statement: Please write a 500-word statement that articulates why equity-centered data analytics and learning design will be important for you in your current or future profession. In your response, please refer to at least three of the bold-faced words/phrases in the Department of Teaching and Learning’s conceptual framework. 
  4. One (1) letter of recommendation from a professional or faculty who knows your academic work

Program Overview

Learners within this program refine their knowledge related to the intersection of justice, data analytics, and learning design. All courses emphasize the foundational relationship between equity, access, justice, data use, spatial analysis, and professional decision-making. The online MAED ALD is intended for professionals seeking educational advancement (e.g., preparation for an EdD or PhD) or professional advancement and development.

Students gain foundational skills related to data use and learning and development. Students also analyze, debate, and develop productive strategies in response to the principles, challenges, and opportunities of equity and educational justice as it relates to using analytics for justice.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program graduates will possess the ability to conduct graduate level research and work as leaders in educational and non-educational settings as well as:

  1. Respect a diverse range of learners and individuals across the educational and ability spectrum, designing research and curricular approaches that complement student backgrounds.
  2. Become acquainted with the ethical use of spatial analytic tools and various educational technologies. 
  3. Conduct justice-driven research in schools and community-based settings.
  4. Develop justice-focused curriculum.
  5. Engage with critical theories and humanizing research designs.

Coursework & Pathway

The coursework and field experience segments of the program are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Pathways are recommended for timely program completion. 

For course descriptions, please view the most recent university catalog.

MA in Education: Analytics and Learning Design Program Pathway >