Benefits of NCTA Participation

Benefits of participation in NCTA seminar and professional development courses include:

  • Quality instruction about East Asia from leading experts in the field
  • Free course materials
  • Professional stipend or resources upon completion of all seminar requirements
  • Eligibility to apply to NCTA study tours to East Asia and NCTA summer institutes


Highest priority is given to secondary teachers of world geography, world history, world cultures, art history, religion, economics, and language arts/literature. Other K-12 educators in a position to promote the sustained presence of Asia in the curriculum, such as media specialists and curriculum coordinators, are considered in accordance with the specific course and space availability.