Alabama's Public Liberal Arts University

Regional In-Service Education Center

Welcome to the University of Montevallo's
Regional In-Service Education Center

The University of Montevallo Regional In-Service Education Center provides high quality professional development programs that meet the ever-increasing demands of professional educators.  We will provide participants with research based information that addresses the critical issues facing educators in today's world.  We will continue to work with individual systems to ensure programs that transfer knowledge and skills that support school focused needs.

We will continue to provide additional resources for the benefit of your schools.  Thank you for all you do to provide students with the very best education.

Dwight Jinright     

Our contact information is:    2790 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
                                                       (205) 358-8543 Office
                                                       (205) 358-8788 Fax

For directions to the In-Service Center, Click Here.


Mission Statement

The University of Montevallo Regional In-Service Education Center is dedicated to providing sustained, comprehensive, effective professional developmental opportunities through methods and strategies  that are supported by cutting edge research and technology.

The Center’s ultimate goal is promoting student achievement.



The University of Montevallo Regional In-Service Education Center was established by the Alabama legislature.  In 1984-1985 as one of eleven regional centers whose purpose is to provide professional development in the K-12 educators in designated public school systems in its geographic regions.  The centers have been funded each year since 1984-1985.


Service Area

School systems served include:

Alabama School for the Deaf
Alabaster City
Bibb County
Chilton County
Coosa County
Homewood City
Hoover City
Mountain Brook City
Pelham City
Shelby County
Sylacauga City
Talladega City
Talladega County
Vestavia Hills City


Designated Critical Needs Areas:

By mandate of the Alabama State Board of Education, the following areas have been designated as critical needs areas and, thereby, constitute the areas in which the Center may provide professional development:  language arts, math, science social studies, technology, special education, health library/media, economics, administration, and guidance counseling. 



Montevallo’s sixteen member governing Board is comprised of teachers, school administrators, higher education representatives, and Alabama Department of Education representatives. The governing board provides accountability, approval of staff development programs, and guidance to ensure that the efforts of the Center align with local school district needs.

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