Serving the students and faculty of The Teachers College, we provide access to resources, space, and equipment to support teaching and learning.
The Teachers College Resource Center offers a collection of children’s and young adult literature, professional books, and instructional resources for faculty and students to grow in knowledge about teaching and to plan instructional lessons.
Space is available for studying, meetings, or class activities.
If you are creating a project, consider our laminating and Cricut services or borrow a Swivel to record a lesson.
You can even try out the green screen room for creating a video. If there is a resource you need or service that would be helpful, and we don’t offer it, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Students, faculty, and Kansas residents can check out materials from the center. Learn more here.
Learn about the resources, services, and technology available at the center here.
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Find study Materials for Elementary and Secondary Praxis Exams here.
Digital Catalog of the Center
Search the William Allen White Library digital catalog for materials found in The Teachers College Resource Center
Fall and Spring Semester Hours
Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm, 12:30 - 5:00pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed
Established in the summer of 1979, the Resource Center was developed as "a model of inter-institutional cooperation." The center was designed to combine the resources collections of the Teachers College and the special needs collections of the Flint Hills Instructional Materials Center, a division of the Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative including seven school districts from Emporia and the surrounding area.
The Teachers College Resource Center experienced a major transition in 2018 as the partnership with the Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative came to an end. Although the partnership is no longer, educators are able to continue to check out materials from The Teachers College Resource Center.
Now the center has adapted to meet the needs of faculty and students, utilizing some of the resources from the FHIMC, and adding new resources, both print and digital, along with technology, based on the curriculum requests from faculty and the interests of The Teachers College students.
Gary and Barbara Bleeker, former professors at Emporia State University, were the recipients of hundreds of books for children and young adults each year. The Bleekers reviewed many of these for the Topeka Capital Journal, and used others in education workshops they taught throughout the state. They then donated the books to The Teachers College Resource Center to be checked out and enjoyed by many. The collection has over 10,000 books, with new books added every year.