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American Meteorological Society DataStreme Certificate

Earn a graduate certificate based on your AMS Education Program learning.

Demonstrate your knowledge of Earth sciences and your leadership in science education with a post-baccalaureate certificate from California University of Pennsylvania.

Through its partnership with the American Meteorological Society, Cal U offers K-12 teachers an opportunity to participate tuition-free in the AMS Education Program.

Students who complete three courses (9 credits) earn a graduate-level certificate from Cal U’s School of Graduate Studies and Research. The certificate attests to your Earth sciences knowledge and teaching skills, enhances your resume, and positions you as a leader in science education within your school, your district and beyond.

Teachers select from these courses:

  • DataStreme Atmosphere (online, spring and fall semesters).
  • DataStreme Ocean (online, spring and fall semesters).
  • DataStreme Earth’s Climate System (online, spring and fall semesters).
  • Project Atmosphere (workshop-oriented, summer term).
  • The Maury Project (workshop-oriented, summer term).

Learn more about AMS courses or download an application.

Summer courses are primarily in-person workshops, although some requirements are completed online. The Maury Project is based at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and Project Atmosphere is held at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Mo.

DataStreme coursework is delivered through California University’s online learning management system — the same robust system that supports the University’s nationally recognized Cal U Global Online programs.

Online coursework is asynchronous, so you can complete your assignments anywhere, any time. Cal U’s online learning system allows you to access course content, view presentations, reply to message boards, and interact with your instructors, mentors and classmates.

Teachers enrolled in DataStreme courses are supported by teams of regionally based mentors — educators and scientists who provide feedback, promote learning and assist teachers as they apply their coursework to curriculum development and hands-on lessons at their local schools. 

Note: Not all courses in the AMS DataStreme Certificate program are offered in every semester/term. Admission to the AMS Education program is a prerequisite for admission to the AMS DataStreme Graduate Certificate program. 

Faculty expertise. University excellence.

Dr. Chad Kauffman, a professor in Cal U’s Department of Earth Sciences, is the AMS Education Program’s curriculum development coordinator and lead for the AMS DataStreme program, which engages educators nationwide in studying the planet’s weather, ocean and climate. 

The AMS DataStreme Certificate is awarded by Cal U’s School of Graduate Studies and Research, which offers a wide range of on-campus and online degree and certificate programs. Explore Cal U’s graduate programs.

Admission requirements: AMS DataStreme Certificate

Admission to the American Meteorological Society Education Program is required to be admitted to the Cal U AMS DataStreme Certificate program and to register for courses

Your AMS application form must include:

  • K-12 teaching experience (required for summer starts; preferred for fall/spring starts).
  • Documented area of expertise.
  • Number of years in teaching.
  • Signature and recommendation from your school district. 

Contact us

For more information about the AMS DataStreme Graduate Certificate or other Cal U graduate degree and certificate options, contact or 724-938-4187.