National Consortium for the Teaching about Asia: Resources for Educators and Students at Florida International University

A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia.

Asian Studies at FIU is proud to host the NCTA program for the ten southern counties in the state of Florida. This project is an ideal introduction to Asian culture, history, and society that demonstrates to teachers how to infuse Asian materials into their classrooms. Asian Studies hosts seminars during the academic year and the summer term on East Asian history, religion, international and political affairs, geography, literature, and culture.

This consists of a 30-hours seminar, additional activities at FIU and dissemination of Asian culuture in South Florida.



Location: FIU’s MMC Campus

This seminar is designed to give Florida K-12 teachers an introduction to the history and contemporary issues and problems of East Asia, a region whose dynamism and vibrancy is sure to make it an even larger part of the state of Florida and our children’s future.

The main goals include:

  • Exploring East Asian culture and the relation between traditional and modern thought in the context of globalized social history.
  • Applying this knowledge about Asia to specific and original lesson plans for incorporation into each teacher participants’ curriculum.



Benefits to the Participants:

  • Instruction covers the contemporary culture and society of East Asia
  • Master plan credit and/or course credit available (where applicable)
  • In-Service Points available for Broward and Dade County teachers

Main Requirement:

  • Create lesson plan infusing Asia into the curriculum through the use of Asian cultural and historical resources

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To apply contact:
Asian Studies Program
FIU’s MMC Campus
11200 SW 8th Street - SIPA 505
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-1914



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