Resources for PreK-12 Students and Teachers

The materials are used by pre-service education students to develop curricula and lesson plans and for use in classrooms.

Curriculum Center materials circulate for a 21 day period. They are cataloged according to the Dewey Decimal System.

Types of materials available include:

  • EASY Picture books
  • FICTION Middle grade and young adult novels
  • FLES Foreign language picture books
  • FLSS Foreign language secondary books
  • NONFICTION Nonfiction books for grades K-12
  • K-12 REFERENCE Children’s reference books
  • PERIODICALS Children's periodicals

Professional books and materials:

  • CURR PROF Books designed for education professionals such as bibliographies, children’s review indexes, K-12 textbooks and lesson idea books
  • CURR PERIODICAL Journals containing children’s literature reviews or other non-indexed periodicals for teachers

Teacher materials

  • ART PRINTS with carrying cases available at the Circulation Desk

See the library's K-12 Subject Area Links guide.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: An international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.
  • American Association of Physics Teachers: Has the fundamental goal of ensuring the "dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching."
  • American Association of School Administrators: AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Library Association: Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.
  • American School Counselor Association: ASCA supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they not only achieve success in school but are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.
  • Association for Childhood Education International: The Mission of the Association for ACEI is to promote and support in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society.
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: ASCD supports a diverse, international community of educators, forging covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners.
  • Center for Children's Books: The CCB houses a non-circulating collection of more than 14,000 recent* and historically significant trade books for youth, birth through high school, plus review copies of nearly all trade books published in the U.S. in the current year.
  • Center for Civic Education: The mission of the Center for Civic Education is to promote an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.
  • Center for Excellence in Education: The Center for Excellence in Education nurtures careers of excellence in science and technology for academically talented high school and college students.
  • Center for Research on Learning and Technology: The Center for Research on Learning and Technology is an organization dedicated to helping people find the appropriate application of technology to improve teaching and learning in diverse settings.
  • Council for Economic Education: The Council's mission is to help students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy.
  • Education Minnesota
  • Education Trust: The Education Trust was established in 1990 by the American Association for Higher Education as a special project to encourage colleges and universities to support K-12 reform efforts.
  • Fulbright Exchange Program: Since 1946, the Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program has helped nearly 23,000 teachers and administrators contribute to mutual understanding between the United States and countries around the world.
  • International Reading Association: The activities of the International Reading Association are designed to further goals of professional development, advocacy, partnerships, research, and global literacy development.
  • Minnesota Business Educators, Inc.
  • Minnesota Department of Education
  • National Association for Bilingual Education: Promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual education, the NABE is the only national organization exclusively concerned with the education of language-minority students in American schools.
  • National Association for Business Teacher Education
  • National Association for Music Education: The mission of the MENC is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals: The mission of the NAESP is to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing: We continue to encourage the highest standards of singing through excellence in teaching and the promotion of vocal education and research. Our goals include the professional advancement of the talented and the enrichment of the general public.
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: The NBPTS is rooted in the belief that the single most important action this country can take to improve schools and student learning is to strengthen teaching.
  • National Business Education Association
  • National Center for Education Information: NCEI is the authoritative source of information about alternative preparation and certification of teachers and school administrators.
  • National Commission on Teaching and America's Future: The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing every child with competent, caring, qualified teachers in schools organized for success.
  • National Communication Association: NCA is a scholarly society and as such works to enhance the research, teaching, and service produced by its members on topics of both intellectual and social significance.
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education: Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century.
  • National Council for Education Statistics: The NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
  • National Council for the Social Studies: The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.
  • National Council of Teachers of English: Since 1911, NCTE has worked to advance teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels.
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: The NTCM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.
  • National Education Association: "To fulfill the promise of a democratic society, the NEA shall promote the cause of quality public education and advance the profession of education; expand the rights and further the interest of educational employees; and advocate human, civil, and economic rights for all."
  • National Endowment for the Humanities: NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
  • National Middle School Association: Since its inception in 1973, NMSA has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents.
  • National Parent-Teacher Association: A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.
  • National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented: The work of The NRC/GT is guided by emerging research about the broadened conception of human potential and the need to develop "high-end learning" opportunities for all of America's students.
  • National Science Foundation: The mission of the NSF is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
  • National Science Teachers Association: NSTA's mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
  • National Service-Learning Clearinghouse: The NSLC supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal programs, as well as all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning techniques and methodologies.
  • National Staff Development Council: The NSDC is the largest non-profit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.
  • Phi Delta Kappa International: Phi Delta Kappa is an international association for professional educators. The organization's mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life by providing innovative programs, relevant research, visionary leadership, and dedicated service.
  • School Nutrition Association: The School Nutrition Association strives to see that all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages: TESOL values professionalism in language education; individual language rights; accessible, high quality education; collaboration in a global community; interaction of research and reflective practice for educational improvement; and respect for diversity and multiculturalism.
  • U.S. Department of Education