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2020 Teaching About Traditional East Asia Summer Seminar

Apply for this content-rich seminar for schoolteachers. Designed as an introduction to the premodern histories and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, the course will encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in Geography, History, Social Studies, and World Literature. Media specialists, librarians, art teachers, and world language teachers are also encouraged to apply. There will be special emphasis on pedagogy, best practices, classroom applications, and resources.


Dates and Location


June 15-19 & 22-26, 2020, with one six-hour follow-up session in the fall.



Upon successful completion of the course requirements, each participant will receive:

  • $200 stipend;
  • Certificate of completion;
  • $200 in teaching materials, inclu. a free textbook and year’s subscription to Education About Asia;
  • 30 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) (approval pending);
  • Status as National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) alumni. Alumni status gives you eligibility to participate in a variety of NCTA short courses and study tours.


Register for the 2020 Teaching Traditional East Asia Summer Seminar now as space is limited. Registration closes April 24, 2020.



Questions about this seminar?  Contact Dr. Ethan Segal, Professor of History, at segale(at) to learn more.

This program is funded by the Freeman Foundation in association with the MSU Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at the University of Pittsburgh.