From the Coursera Blog:
Specializations take the learning experience beyond one course, offering multi-course series in cutting-edge fields from top institutions in the world.
The Specializations cover popular topics such as Data Science, Cybersecurity, Android Development, and Foundations of Teaching.
Every Specialization will culminate with a unique capstone project or exam that allows students to apply what they’ve learned to relevant, real world scenarios. Students completing the series will receive a Specialization Certificate verifying their completion of a top-notch academic program.
Coursera will be launching an initial cohort of ten Specializations. Two of the Specializations — Mobile Cloud Computing with Android (from Vanderbilt and the University of Maryland) and Reasoning, Data Analysis and Writing (from Duke University) — have just begun and are open to enrollment. The other eight cover a range of topics applicable to a wide variety of professional pursuits.