About Educational Leadership: Weather and Climatology
Bring specialized knowledge, skills and leadership to your K-12 classroom.
Weather and climate influence decision-making in fields from business and finance to public health and regional planning. PennWest California’s online master’s degree program in weather and climatology positions you to be an educational leader as you teach your elementary, middle or high school students about the wide-ranging impacts of weather and climate.
PennWest California’s online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership: Weather and Climatology is a multidisciplinary program developed specifically for active K-12 educators.
- The online master’s program prepares teachers to bring current weather and climate content, including live/interactive data, to their K-12 classrooms. PennWest California gives you the tools to teach your students about weather, climate variability and environmental concerns arising from natural and manmade influences.
- This graduate degree program also builds instructional expertise and helps teachers to apply research and educational leadership skills in their schools. The program's mentor/coaching model matches you with a dedicated team of education and scientific experts, allowing personalized feedback on this challenging material.
- Partnership with American Meteorological Society makes teachers eligible for 9 tuition-free credits and provides opportunities to leverage professional relationships for future collaboration.
In some cases, optional in-person and/or virtual field trips may enhance your studies.
Gain expertise through American Meteorological Society courses.
PennWest California’s 30-credit master’s degree concentration in weather and climatology is the only M.Ed. program that incorporates coursework offered in partnership with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Teachers who apply to participate in AMS DataStreme programs are concurrently enrolled in one of PennWest California’s 500-level courses in the Earth Sciences Department. They may apply a maximum of nine credits from the AMS DataStreme program, tuition-free, to the PennWest California master’s degree in Educational Leadership: Weather and Climatology.
Active K-12 teachers personalize the M.Ed. program by enrolling in additional 700-level courses in meteorology, climatology or a related focus area. They also choose among specialized education courses offered by PennWest California’s Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership.