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U.S. Teachers: American Meteorological Society Offers Certified AMS Program

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U.S. Teachers: The Certified American Meteorological Society (AMS) Teacher (CAT) Program was established by the AMS to recognize and support educators actively engaged in raising Earth science literacy. CAT specifically connects K-12 educators to AMS, which strengthens their connection to the atmospheric science community and its resources.

The CAT Program provides an incentive for continued professional growth for Earth science educators, ensuring that CATs remain up-to-date on new developments in Earth science and teaching standards. It offers K-12 educators opportunities to enroll in AMS Education Program courses to enhance their knowledge of weather, ocean, and climate science.

All active, in-service K-12 teachers and informal educators (i.e. museum docents, education center employees, aquarium tour guides, etc.) are eligible to become Certified AMS Teachers (CATs) through the AMS if they have a degree in atmospheric or related science and/or have completed two of the AMS Education Program’s Professional Development Courses. Educators who have a degree in atmospheric or related sciences and those that have completed two of the AMS Education Program’s courses more than five years ago must also upload a lesson plan with their application.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office