The Pitt NCTA provides benefits to K-12 educators who complete all the requirements of the NCTA programs in our states, including the 36 hour foundational East Asia seminar. The 36 hour seminar provides educators with $100 worth of teaching materials (including seminar textbook), $100 mini-grant for your classroom or library, a $200 stipend, a Certificate of Completion, and a regular newsletter with information on free professional development programs and teaching resources. Some sites also offer professional development hours in addition to the Certificates of Completion. Alumni of the Pitt NCTA region seminars are also eligible to participate in our joint NCTA-GEEO study tours to East Asia.
Pitt NCTA short and mid-length programs, such as book groups, mini-courses, topic oriented short programs, etc., often receive free teaching materials as a benefit for participating in the program. In-person programs such as residential summer 30 hour seminars offer subsidies for travel and housing.
Pitt NCTA's region includes: Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
To view the NCTA Educator Mini-Grant Information, please click on this link to access the informational page.