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MEd in Literacy and(or) Reading Specialist Certification


MEd in Literacy and Reading Specialist Program

Announcement about Accreditation

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Education and Educational Technology is pleased to announce that the MEd in Literacy and Reading Specialist Program has earned national recognition by the International Literacy Association, formerly known as the International Reading Association (IRA). This program is offered to educators certified in teaching who are pursuing graduate studies in reading and literacy theories, research, and instructional practices. This accreditation recognizes exemplary practices in which candidates demonstrate attainment of the IRA standards for literacy professionals. 

The program infuses levels of coaching throughout the coursework, and this initiative has been deemed a model for all institutions according to the IRA. All full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees in the discipline and represent diverse cultural groups. Faculty members with reading specialist certification and many years of teaching experience supervise Practicum activities with children and adolescents.

For more information about this program, contact the coordinator:

Dr. DeAnna Laverick:

Sequence of Courses and Course Descriptions

Schedule of Classes

Look up the most recent class schedule


Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate Assistantships

Excellent financial support opportunities for highly-qualified students

Program Handbook

Students are expected to download the handbook and be familiar with program policies.

  • 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.