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Instructional Resources Center (IRC) website with course guides supporting the Division of Teacher Education curriculum.

Curriculum Courses

EDU 378 Current Influences on Curriculum and Teaching

EDU 345 Teaching Young Children

EDU 502 Curriculum and Instruction for the Elementary School

EDU 503/505 Curriculum, Instruction, and Teaching Methodology for the Secondary School

EDU 571 Critical Issues in Curriculum and Teaching

Books and articles

Try these subject searches Education Library books only.

To find eBooks and books in the Burke main library,  change Teacher Education Library  to  Spring Hill College on the catalog search page. Limit to Books.

(You can use the same keywords for searching in the article databases.)

Resources on the subjects below:

For specific content area topics,  add subheadings Elementary or Secondary or Curriculum.

Article databases

A few subjects you might use for an article search:

  • curriculum development
  • curriculum design
  • curriculum and instruction
  • curriculum mapping
  • curriculum evaluation
  • curriculum development in education
  • curriculum implementation
  • curriculum theory
  • curriculum based measurement


  • Search a specific education database (ERIC and Proquest Education Journals) for the most precise search and the largest number of articles.
  • Find the best language for searching - use the Thesaurus in the databases.
  • Narrow by source type:scholarly journals or trade journals, full-text, date, or education level (early childhood, elementary, high school).

Locating books in the SHC libraries

Education Library

375                     General curriculum

371.9                   Special education

372-372.21         Elementary & Early Childhood curriculum

373                      Secondary curriculum

Also see books in a specific subject areas (English, Social Sciences, Math, Science)

Burke Library

LB Theory and practice of education

1049-1050            Reading

1051 -1060           Educational psychology

1500-1700            Curriculum by educational level

1705-1785            Professional aspects of teaching (attitudes, accountability, ethics)

2801-3095            School administration and organization (educational change, school improvement, standards, assessment, classroom management)

LC  Special aspects of education

65-245                   Social aspects (economics, demographics, politics, equalization )

1099-1203            Multicultural and inclusive education

3950-4806            Special education