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Child reading at Literacy CenterThe Literacy Center provides assessment and instruction for children and adolescents who need assistance with reading and writing.

Services include testing, individual tutoring, and group reading/writing programs.

Graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in Literacy with Reading Specialist Certification and some undergraduate students provide the services. Reading and literacy faculty in the Department of Professional Studies in Education supervise the center.

Services are offered during Summer Session II, approximately July 6 through August 6, with daily activities. A small fee is charged for services.

The Literacy Center also sponsors professional development for schools, workshops for parents and families, training for graduate students, and research projects, and has literacy resources available and offers consulting for agencies.

Professional Development Ideas

Professional development samples for teachers are prepared by candidates in the MEd in Literacy program.

The Literacy Center is located in B-5 Davis Hall.

Dr. DeAnna M. Laverick, Co-Director (, and Dr. Kelli R. Paquette, Co-Director (

Davis Hall Room 303
570 South 11th Street
Indiana, PA  15705
Phone: 724-357-2400
Fax: 724-357-2961

  • Professional Studies in Education Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 303
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1080
  • Phone: 724-357-2400
  • Fax: 724-357-2961
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.