The Teaching Resources Center was founded as a NASA Regional Educator Resource Center (RERC). A RERC functions as a point of contact between area educators and the appropriate NASA Field Center ERC. RERC’s are designed to be convenient places for educators to review the many NASA instructional materials and services that are offered by NASA. For many years, the Teaching Resources Center provided a space to showcase NASA education products and display information about NASA education services. Through this partnership, educators were able to access and use instructional products aligned with the national standards of science, mathematics, technology and geography.

The TRC's partnership with NASA ended in January 2018.