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Eastburn Education Center

After World War II, the G.I. Bill increased enrollment at Arizona State College (ASC). To maximize enrollment capacity, President Lacey Eastburn authorized $1.2 million in 1957 to build a new education center. A former public school teacher, Eastburn emphasized the importance of education and teacher preparation. After his death in 1957, ASC commemorated his legacy by renaming the building the Eastburn Education Center. In addition to faculty offices and college classrooms, the building housed an experimental research facility called the Training School. Before closing in 1983 due to financial concerns, the Training School's faculty researched, studied, and implemented new pedagogical techniques to early childhood students in grades one through six. Today, Eastburn Education Center houses the College of Education and continues training future teachers.