Cleopatra D. Thompson Curriculum Research and Development Center

The Cleopatra D. Thompson Curriculum Center, located in Room 314 of the Joseph H. Jackson College of Education Building, serves as the bridge for relevant PK-12 curricula, technology, and best practices for instructional delivery. The center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and has been redesigned to support the seamless transition between higher education and PK-12 for our college faculty, pre-service teachers, and all education majors.  

Faculty, students, and staff have access to a variety of multi-media resources and curricular materials for PK-12 classrooms. Special appropriations were allocated to completely upgrade all elementary and secondary textbooks, literature from various countries, and a variety or resources used by candidates in all academic departments. Students and staff have access to tools and materials for designing and constructing two-three dimensional instructional aids.  A readily accessible model library of elementary and secondary curriculum materials and textbooks have been collected to assist teacher training courses and to provide practicum experiences for prospective and in-service teachers through simulated classroom experiences.