Georgetown University is proud to be partnering with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) to bring exciting new professional development opportunities to MD-DC-VA K-14 teachers, who are interested in expanding their knowledge on Asian history, culture, art, and current events. This seminar been specifically tailored to cover many of the East Asia topics in the MD-DC-VA middle and high school state curricula/standards of learning (SOLs). Bring your lessons on Asia alive for your students by enriching your understanding and appreciation for the region through this new professional development seminar.​​

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is funded by the Freeman Foundation. This seminar for Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia is presented by the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. NCTA programs are coordinated in this region by the NCTA National Coordinating Sites at the Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies of the University of Pittsburgh and at the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado.

NCTA Asia Seminar


This Fall/Winter, Georgetown University will be hosting a NCTA professional development seminar, “Asia Days 2013 – 2014,” for K-14 teachers interested in expanding their knowledge and educational resources on East Asia. Seminar sessions will be held every other Saturday from 9AM – 12PM on Georgetown’s main campus starting from September 28, 2013. Participants who complete the seminar’s requirements will receive the following benefits:

  •  Certificate for 36 hours (3.6 CEUs) of professional development* 
  • $100 worth of​ teaching materials for their school
  • $200 stipend at the completion of all coursework
  • Eligibility to participate in study tours and a variety of in-country experiences in East Asia during the summer

*In order to receive professional development points for teaching license renewal/recertification for this seminar, participants must seek pre-approval from their schools’ principals. 

See NCTA Seminar flyer for more details

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Application Deadline: September 13, 2013

For more information, contact Kat Harrington, Assistant Director of Asian Studies.

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