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Reading Recovery Training Program

Point Park University offers a two-course program for training teachers on Reading Recovery, a short-term intervention program for first-graders having difficulty with early reading and writing. These 15-week courses are designed to prepare experienced teachers to implement specialized reading methods and strategies for use with young children with reading difficulties.

For more information and to register, contact Janice Glunk, Ed.D., professor of education, at 

Online Resources

We welcome you to explore the links below including:

Act 48 — Online professional education in Pennsylvania
Project Children L.E.A.D. — Multicultural education resources

Professional Organizations

Faculty members keep current with educational trends through memberships in professional organizations.

Student affiliates and pre-service teachers may be associate members of many of these organizations. You'll reap benefits that can greatly enhance your teaching and career opportunities:

Act 48

Continuing Professional Education

Act 48 of 1999 requires all Pennsylvania educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification including Instructional I and II, Educational Specialist I and II, Administrative, Supervisory, Letters of Eligibility and all vocational certificates to participate in ongoing professional education.

To see information regarding Act 48 Continuing Professional Education, visit the PA Department of Education website.

Reporting hours/credits

To report hours/credits to the Pennsylvania Department of Education complete the Act 48 Voucher form.

Once the form is completed (including a professional ID number from the state), send it via email to or postal mail to:

J. Orwig
Point Park University
School of Education
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education website and enter your Professional Personal ID number from the state to verify the status of your Act 48 Continuing Professional Development history.

Access the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website for up-to-date information regarding Act 48 credits.