Advance your teaching skills and become a leader in Earth science education.
More than 23,000 teachers across the United States have energized their classes with information and techniques learned through the AMS DataStreme courses. They become science leaders in their own schools and communities, educating their teacher colleagues, and ultimately reaching millions of students nationwide.
AMS DataStreme is a convenient option for salary advancement and teacher recertification:
- All three DataStreme courses are part of a master's level program offered through Pennsylvania Western University (PennWest)—successful participants will earn three graduate credits for each course.
- Each course is 13 weeks long, completed online, and offered in the spring and fall.
- Due to grant support, we are able to waive the course fee (normally $400) for Fall 2024 participants. We anticipate doing the same in Spring 2025, but cannot commit at this time.
- There will be a cap of 35 participants per course for Fall 2024. This will also be revisited before Spring 2025.
- Complete three AMS professional development courses, including any or all of the AMS DataStreme courses and Project Atmosphere and/or Project Ice, and receive a post-baccalaureate certificate from Pennsylvania Western University.
- PennWest is authorized to award credit for these courses in all fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
- Any of the semester-long DataStreme courses, along with the Project Atmosphere, Project Ocean, or Project Ice summer courses, can be applied toward the two courses required to apply for the Certified AMS Teacher (CAT) credential!