This article attempts to provide a practical perspective on developing collections for the teacher education programs. This collection goes by different names such as Curriculum Development Center, Instructional Materials Collection, Instructional Materials and Textbooks Collection, Curriculum Materials Center, and Learning Resources Center. In spite of the different terms they all mean basically the same thing because they all focus on collections that support teacher education programs and instructional materials that assist faculty and prospective teachers to effectively teach topics in the curriculum. “Curriculum materials are physical entities, representational in nature, used to facilitate the learning process. The term, physical entities, means that curriculum materials are observable objects, not ideas and concepts . . . The representational nature of curriculum materials means that they signify something other than themselves . . . [and] distinguishes them from curriculum supplies.”1