The Literacy Center, located in Davis Hall B-5, provides assessment and instruction for children and adolescents who need assistance with reading and writing. There are currently two opportunities for these services: the After School Tutoring Program
and the Summer Reading Program.
The IUP Literacy Center offers an eight-week tutoring opportunity for children and adolescents in grades one through eight who need additional help with reading and writing. Tutoring is provided by undergraduate teacher educator candidates, under the
guidance of the Literacy Center Supervisor. Please follow this link for more information and the IUP Literacy Center Tutoring Application document.
Children in grades K-8 are invited to participate in IUP’s Summer Reading Program, which takes place in early July through early August. Thirteen sessions typically 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 check
back for an updated Summer Reading Program application.
Does your school need support with the implementation of effective literacy instruction? Please reach out to Julie Ankrum, director of IUP’s Literacy Center, for ideas!
Davis Hall Room 303
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
570 South 11th Street
Indiana, PA 15705
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
For more information about this program, contact the
Julie Ankrum: Julie.Ankrum@iup.edu