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Master of Education in Literacy and Reading Specialist Certification


The Master of Education in Literacy is a graduate program housed in the Department of Professional Studies in Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This degree is offered to educators certified in teaching who desire graduate studies in reading and literacy theories, research, and instructional practices.

The M.Ed. in Literacy requires the completion of thirty-six credits. Students may also receive a Reading Specialist Certification by completion of twenty-seven credits within the master’s program and passing the state Praxis exam.

This graduate degree is offered to educators who can demonstrate their ability as scholar/researchers. Students are expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of educational and literacy theory and practice at the graduate level, analyze and design research, and effectively implement methodologies for literacy instruction. The Reading Specialist Certificate is available to students who complete the master’s program and pass the PRAXIS exam for Reading Specialists.

  • Dr. Anne Creany, Program Coordinator
  • Davis Hall, Room 112
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3293
  • 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.