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Outreach Council African Studies Associa

Professional Development Opportunities

The ASA Outreach Council Members are pleased to offer a variety of workshops, institutes, and certificate programs for K-16 educators. Browse our highlighted opportunities below or view our Events Calendar for a full list of programs and public events. 

Fall & Spring Admission

Application Deadlines:

Nov. 15, 2022 (Fall/Winter)

May 15, 2023 (Spring)

The Teaching Africa Teacher Certificate Program at Boston University supports pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers who are interested in engaging with Africa in its global context. This interdisciplinary program prepares teachers to become education leaders and innovators in the teaching of Africa with a globally-minded program that is committed to flexibility in fulfilling degree completion requirements and promoting culturally relevant Africa instruction. Participant teachers take 6 graduate credits in African Studies and join a collegial community of practice to build a curriculum unit on Africa.

Why You Should Apply

You are passionate about global education and African Studies. You seek a specialization that will enhance your teaching career and galvanize your teaching portfolio. You want to address the increasing centrality of Africa in the curriculum and innovate in your practice. The Boston University African Studies Center respects your work and commitment. Whether you are a seasoned educator or are new to the field of teaching, we want to support you to gain access to the tools and curriculum you need. 

For more information and to apply, visit BU's website...

Harvard University | Global Studies Outreach Teachers Workshop




July 31 - August 3, 2023

Location: Cambridge, MA (In-Person)

Apply NOW!

Religious Nationalist in a Global Context

This year, the Global Studies Outreach (GSO) Workshop will provide teachers with a space to think, learn, and ask questions about religious nationalism in a variety of contexts. From India to Russia, Ethiopia to the United States, educators will learn about the ways religious nationalism manifests around the world and will explore, collectively, pedagogical responses to religious nationalism and how to teach about it in diverse classrooms.

In Person from July 31 -  August 3, 2023
This year's workshop will take place in person at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The cost to attend the workshop is $100 plus your personal travel expenses. The $100 includes a light breakfast and lunch daily. 

Apply by March 31 to attend! More information and the application can be found HERE. 

University of Florida | K-12 Teachers' Online Summer Institute on Africa

Coming Soon


Location: ONLINE

More information

The Center for African Studies at the University of Florida is offering a Five-day Online (via Zoom) Summer Institute for K-12 teachers. The objective of the institute is for participants to increase their knowledge about Africa, including its geography, history, and literature. Participants will develop lesson plans for use in their classrooms. Participation in the online summer institute is free.  In addition, participants who complete all assignments will receive a stipend of $400.  Alachua county teachers will receive continuing education credit from the School Board.

Click HERE for more information and to apply. 

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