The Bill and Judy Scheeren Literacy Center, located in 109 Davis Hall, provides assessment and instruction for children and adolescents who need assistance with reading and writing.

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Literacy Tutoring

In-person Literacy tutoring is available again!
One-hour sessions
Tuesdays  and Thursdays
4:00 p.m..– 7:00 p.m.

Email the Literacy Center at for an application.

Professional Development

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!


Two members of the College of Education and Communications Advancement Council, William and Judy Scheeren, committed a $1.4-million gift in 2018 to support several initiatives within the college.

Julie Ankrum, Director 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
570 South 11th Street
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-2400

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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. 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: 

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