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Collections: Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC)

Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC)

The TERC collection supports the learning, creativity, research, and teaching activities of students, faculty, and staff in the Ella Cline Shear School of Education.

Materials selected for this collection align with the current curriculum of the School of Education, reflect trends in education, and support New York State Learning Standards. Materials in the collection include: children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and biographies; picture books; board books; big books; graphic novels; teaching strategy guides; textbooks; blocks; games; musical instruments, puppets; manipulatives; and toys.

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Search GLOCAT to locate materials in the TERC. 

Materials can be checked out for 30 days.

photo of the SUNY Geneseo Fraser Hall Library Teacher Education Center displaying books, board books, puppets, globes, puzzles, educational toys, games

Collection Development Strategy for the TERC

Materials are selected for addition to the TERC collection in the following ways:

  • Purchase requests submitted by members of the School of Education faculty and students
  • Selection recommendations from the librarian liaison to the School of Education
  • Routine replacement of damaged materials, and updating of dated texts with the latest editions and resources
  • The Library automatically purchases the winners for the following awards: American Indian Youth Services Literature Award, Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, Asian Pacific American Honor for Literature, Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, Caldecott Award, Caldecott Honor, Carter G. Woodson Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Dolly Gray Award for Children’s Literature in Development Disabilities, National Jewish Book Award, Newbery Honor, Newbery Medal, Pura Belpre Award, and the Stonewall Book Award. The Library welcomes recommendations for additional award winners for automated ordering and inclusion in the collection.

Materials are removed from the collection if they are damaged or no longer support current School of Education curriculum and/or New York State Learning Standards. Please see more information about collection development for TERC on page 15 of the Collection Development Policy.