The following is a curated list of OER materials available in your particular subject area. The items you see here are generally well-developed, effectively structured, and are used and recommended by faculty in the SUNY system.

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Foundations of Education: a collaborative course build, still in development, from College of Western Idaho.

Education, Society, and the K-12 Learner: a collaborative course build, still in development, from Ole Miss. Part 1: Educational History and Policy. Part 2: Educational Psychology.

Educational Psychology: Global Textbook project by Kelvin Seifert and Rosemary Sutton.

Planning and Teaching Strategies: a collaborative course build, still in development, from Ole Miss.

Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice: Open SUNY Textbook about literacy education. Includes sections about ESL students, those with special needs, adult learners, and reading in specific disciplines.

TitleSourceLicense Notes
Learn NCUNC School of Educationvaries; many CC BY NC SAExtensive lesson plans, blogs, and other teaching resources
Social and Personality Development in ChildhoodNoba ProjectCC BY NC SAPsychology module focused on childhood development
Human DevelopmentBoundlessCC BY SASection of psychology textbook focusing on different stages of learning and growth
Early Childhood Matters, and Early Childhood in FocusBernard van Leer FoundationAll Rights Reserved; “Reproduction of articles by photocopying or electronic means for non-commercial purposes is permitted. However, it is requested that the author, Early Childhood Matters, and Bernard van Leer Foundation are cited as the source of the information.”Journal, reports, and briefing notes around current issues with childhood development. Published in the Netherlands, with a global perspective. Spanish language versions available.
IACAPAP e-Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental HealthInternational Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied ProfessionsCC BY NC“This global publication by the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions in Geneva, is intended for professionals training or practising in mental health, with a particular eye to the needs of those in developing countries. It is based on best clinical practice, reflects the latest research, and will be updated regularly. It is a comprehensive and authoritative book divided into ten sections, each including full-colour pictures, references and links to multimedia content.”

Spanish language versions available.

Infant and Early Childhood CognitionMIT Open CourseWareCC BY NC SAFull course. Built around all-rights-reserved readings: purchased texts and library articles. However, teaching materials such as assignments, lecture notes, and syllabus are openly licensed.
Open Learn EducationOpen Universityvaries by itemlarge collection of courses and individual resources around the theme of education