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Welcome to the Curriculum Materials Center!

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) of the David & Lorraine Cheng Library is a resource center for pre-service and in-service teachers. The CMC can help you with developing lesson plans and curriculum units. The CMC is available to you now as a WPU student in the teacher education program, and you may continue using it after you graduate.

CMC Staff

In addition to Neil Grimes, the staff of the CMC include Patricia Moore and three part time staff members. You can reach Patricia or any of the part time staff at 973-720-2174.

The CMC is open whenever the Library is open. Staff is available Monday through Wednesday from 8 am to 9 pm, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

If no one is available to help you in the CMC please go to the Library's Reference Desk or call them at 973-270-2116.

Curriculum Materials Center webpage

There are many resources available through the CMC webpage, They include:

Bibliographies: Topical lists of books and other resources available in the CMC.

Collections: Descriptions of different types of resources found in the CMC, including an online list of Curriculum Guides from NJ school districts.

Lesson Planning Resources: Organized by subjects this list identifies free online resources.

Find Articles: Links to databases both for education research, as well as for K-12 students.

Self-Guided Tour: An easy way to discover the different resources available in the CMC. 

Course Resources: Listed in order by course name these are LibGuides (research guides) created for these courses.

Curriculum Materials Center

Search Books & Media


Search the Cheng Library online catalog for books and media. If you need journal articles, go to our Databases page.

Office of Field Experiences

The Office of Field Experiences arranges with schools to enable you to fulfill your clinical practice requirements. The website for the Office of Field Experience  also links you to Lesson Plan templates and other useful information.


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Neil Grimes
Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian
Office, Room 114c
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470