Regional Curriculum Review Center

Image of curriculum stacks

Student work group in the LRC. Curriculum materials are on the shelves behind them.


The Curriculum Review Center for Instructional Materials has been part of the Learning Resource Center, which is being re-purposed as a STEM Center as part of a larger reorganization. The large OH 046 room has been divided and the materials are now located in the east end of OH 046.

Center Hours:

The Curriculum Review Center is open by appointment; we do not have set hours at this time–faculty will soon have access by key card and the public will have access by appointment (weekend and evening hours can be arranged for visits by school teams).

Off-campus visitors are advised that parking can be difficult, especially Monday-Thursday. Visit the NMSU parking webpage to get an Visitor Permit.

About the Curriculum Review Center
There are a total of six regional curriculum centers in the state of New Mexico. All materials in the center are sent by publishers participating in the state curriculum adoption process. The main purpose of the center is to provide regional access for educators to preview the materials that have been state approved prior to purchasing the materials.

The adoption process is accomplished on a rotating five year cycle. Materials included in the current cycle year must be used only in the center. Schools, education students and faculty, and parents of the children in our state are invited to visit the center and examine the materials. Since most of the materials, including the videos and manipulatives can be checked out for classroom and home use, it is well worth your time to explore the Learning Resource Center.

The Material Adoption Cycle is Defined as Follows:

Subjects to be reviewed Summer Review Institute Contract Period for Adopted Material Purchase for School Year
9-12 ELA/Reading, Core Reading Intervention, Modern, Classical and Native Languages June 2014 2015-2020 15/16 (FY16)
K-8 ELA/Reading, Core Reading Intervention, Modern, Classical and Native Languages June 2015 2016-2021 16/17 (FY17)
K-12 Social Studies, Reference, NM Native American Art and Culture June 2016 2017-2022 17/18 (FY18)
K-12 Science, Health, Physical Education June 2017 2018-2023 18/19 (FY19)
K-12 Math
K-12 Arts (Music, Theatre, Dance, Art)
June 2018 2019-2024 19/20 (FY20)
CTE, Driver Ed June 2018 2020-2025 20/21 (FY21)

For more information, Please see the State Department of Education’s Instructional Material Bureau