Joseph R. Pearson Hall
The School of Education's main home is Joseph R. Pearson Hall (often called JRP), a student-centered instructional facility which houses the departments of Curriculum and Teaching, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Special Education, and Psychology and Research in Education, as well as the Learning Resource Center, computer laboratories, and many other student-centered resources. In addition JRP houses the Center for Research on Learning, the Achievement and Assessment Institute and the Center for Psychoeducational Services.
JRP, a men's residence hall from 1959 to the late 1980s, became the School's new home in August 2000 after a dramatic renovation and new construction project transformed it to meet the needs of the School's programs and students.
The Welcome Center (room 208) serves as the first point of contact for the public, including a depository for general information, and as the primary reference for offices and services within the School of Education.
In addition to general purpose classrooms which all offer up-to-date technology, JRP also houses several dedicated classrooms for special purposes. These include classrooms set up for distance education, a science and mathematics classroom designed to replicate a middle school laboratory classroom for science and mathematics instruction, and a 100 seat auditorium.