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Education & Liberal Studies Research Guide

TRC Description

TRC collection areas

The TRC acts as a both a California Department of Education K-8 Learning Resources Display Center (LRDC) and provides K-12 reading level fiction and non-fiction books.

The Teachers Resource Collection (TRC) collection primarily supports the needs of the Liberal Studies Department Undergraduate Teacher Preparation program, single- and multi-subject teaching credential programs, children’s literature curriculum, and the School of Education’s Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators program, the Special Education master’s degree, and the Curriculum and Instruction master’s degree. Materials are primarily physical but many are now provided electronically.

LRDC state-adopted textbooks, K-8

The LRDC contains K-8 California state-adopted textbooks, teacher’s edition textbooks, manipulables, supplemental fiction and non-fiction books, and science experiment kits. LRDC materials are on loan from the State of California. The LRDC collection does not include media or technology. The subject materials are updated approximately every eight years on a rotating schedule: English language arts, English language development, mathematics, history-social science, science, visual and performing arts, health, and world language. These materials are for reference only and may not be checked out of the Library. For additional information about state adoptions please visit the California Department of Education.

School library collection

The TRC contains fiction and non-fiction books with reading levels that support learners from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The fiction and non-fiction include award-winning titles, award-winning authors and illustrators, notable books, multicultural books, and books that meet local, state, and federal school curriculum standards.

Spanish language and bilingual collection

The TRC contains K-12 Spanish language and bilingual fiction and non-fiction books that support the School of Education’s Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators program curriculum and local, state, and federal school curriculum standards.

Picture and big book collection

The picture and big book collection are a resource for Cal Poly students to support their curricular needs and student teaching. The picture books are intended for children K-3 and “big books” are suitable for reading aloud to groups of children. The collection also supports children’s literacy with loan agreements with the ASI Children’s Center and the Preschool Learning Lab.