Literacy Center

  • The Literacy Center provides assessment and instruction for children and adolescents who need assistance with reading and writing.

    Graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in Literacy with Reading Specialist Certification provide the services under the direction of Literacy Program faculty in the Department of Professional Studies in Education. The services are provided through the Summer Reading Program, which takes place in Summer Session II, approximately July 6 through August 6. A small fee is charged for services.

    After School Tutoring

    The IUP Literacy Center offers a five-week tutoring opportunity for children and adolescents in grades 1–8 who need additional help with reading and writing.

    IUP Literacy Center Tutoring Application

    Summer Reading Program

    Children in grades K-8 are invited to participate in IUP’s Summer Reading Program, July 10–August 8, 2018. Thirteen sessions will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There is a small, nonrefundable fee for participation.

    Graduate students enrolled in the final practicum of the MEd in Literacy/Reading Specialist Certification program provide intensive individualized assessment, diagnosis, and instruction for children experiencing difficulty with literacy. Please see the Summer Reading Program Application for details.

    Professional Development Ideas

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

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

    Julie Ankrum, Director
    Davis Hall Room 303
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    570 South 11th Street
    Indiana, PA  15705
    Phone: 724-357-2400
    Fax: 724-357-2961

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    A teacher helps a young student.

     A child gets help with reading at the Literacy Center.

    A child plays a literacy game.

  • MEd in Literacy and Reading Specialist Program

    Announcement about Accreditation

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Education and Communications 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:

    Julie Ankrum: