DataStreme Program

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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.
  • There will be a cap of 35 participants per course.
  • 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!

The Courses

DataStreme Atmosphere

Learn about the atmospheric environment, its interaction with other components of the Earth System, and the implications of those interactions on humankind.

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Dive into ecosystems and life in the ocean as you investigate the interrelationships between the ocean, atmosphere, and climate.

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DataStreme Earth's Climate System

Using real-time data and results from the most recent National Climate Assessment, discover causes of both natural and anthropogenic climate change.

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