Introduction to NCTA

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to foster a permanent place for the teaching and study of East Asia at the middle and secondary school levels. The objectives of the program are accomplished through a lifelong approach to professional development: Teaching about Asia seminars, curriculum development, texts and resources, continuing education programs and study tours to East Asia.

Current programs for 2022-2023:

Previous programs (online, all times ET):

The East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University coordinates the NCTA seminars and workshops offered online and in-person.  These programs are supported by the University of Pittsburgh NCTA national coordinating site, Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.

For further information on NCTA programs around the country, see