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.
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
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 samples for teachers are prepared by candidates in the MEd in Literacy program.
The Literacy Center is located in Davis Hall B-5.
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