In-Service Center

The Athens State University Regional In-Service Center was established by the Alabama Legislature in 1984-85 as one of eleven regional in-service centers in the state.

These centers represent partnerships between higher education and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to serve the professional learning needs of Alabama’s public schools.

In addition, the Athens State University Regional In-Service Center is home to three state initiatives including the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM), and Technology in Motion (TIM).

Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative
Alabama Science in Motion
Alabama Technology in Motion
Alabama Reading Initiative

In-Service Center Services


The Athens State University Regional In-Service Center (Athens State RIC) will develop workshops to meet the identified needs of a specific school or school system. These workshops focus on areas of critical need determined by the State Department of Education: Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Technology, Health, Special Education, Library Media, Administration, Guidance and Counseling, Economics, and Social Studies. To request a workshop, complete the General Request for Support form and submit it to Holly Wood at


Do you have a data-supported need within your district, school, or grade level that can be addressed through a book study? Athens State RIC may be able to provide financial support for your developed book study plan. Complete a Book Study Request and submit to Holly Wood at for consideration.


Are you interested in pursuing your National Board Certification? Athens State RIC facilitates monthly support meetings that provide information on each of the four components, as well as access to current NBCT teachers who review and provide feedback on your completed written work. See the 2019-2020 NBCT Monthly Meeting schedule for dates and locations of these monthly meetings. If you have questions concerning National Board support, contact Patty Maze at