National Consortium for Teaching About Asia
and the UTC Asia Program present

The Belief Systems and Religions of East Asia
A Professional Development Opportunity 
for Tennessee and North Georgia Teachers



Belief Systems and Religions of East Asia

Five half-day Saturday Workshops 

December 4, 2010 through April 9, 2011

Eastern Time:
10:00 AM to 12 Noon
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Central Time: 
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM
December 4 AM Confucianism: Stephen Teiser, Princeton University
  PM Daoism: Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont University
January 29 AM The Yijing: Richard Smith, Rice University
  PM Fengshui: Stephen Fields, Trinity University
February 26 AM Buddhism in China: Stephen Teiser, Princeton University
  PM Buddhism in Japan: Steven Heine, Florida International University
March 26 AM Shamanism: Laurel Kendall, American Museum of Natural History and Columbia University
  PM Shinto: Michael Como*, Columbia University
April 9 AM Christianity: Donald Clark, Trinity University
  PM Islam: Morris Rossabi, Columbia University

*confirmation pending


Advantages of Participation

  • A deeper understanding of Asian belief systems and how to teach about them
  • Complimentary online and print curriculum materials for all participants
  • UTC Center for Professional Education Credit (CEUs) scholarships
  • Optional UTC graduate credit at participant’s expense
  • Accumulate NCTA points for future East Asia study tours*
  • Accepted participants may attend some or all of the sessions although benefits vary with the number of sessions attended
*Teachers who have been on a previous NCTA study tour are not eligible to accumulate points.

Learn about the major belief systems of East Asia through working with eminent scholars from throughout the United States at Belmont University in Nashville, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), or from your home computer. “Belief Systems and Religions of East Asia” is open to both NCTA alumni and teachers who have not taken NCTA.

Teachers interested in this exceptional opportunity should apply as soon as possible because space at Belmont and UTC is limited. We can only accept fifty teachers (including live and digital participants).

Who is eligible?

Tennessee and North Georgia teachers, media specialists, and administrators in elementary, middle, and high schools who would like to learn more about the Belief Systems and Religions of East Asia and include Asia content in their curricula are eligible to apply. A limited number of spaces are reserved for pre-service teachers.