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Kim Townsel

Educational Background

Currently enrolled in the Instructional Leadership Doctoral Program, The University of Alabama, AL
• M.S. The University of Alabama, AL
• CLAD, University of Los Angeles, CA
• B.S. Jacksonville State University, AL

National Board Certified for Professional Teaching Standards

Over 18 years of teaching experience in Alabama and California

Professional Organizations

ACTE, AAFCS, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa, NEA, and AEA

Courses Currently Taught

  • CTE 444 Assessments in CTE
  • CTE 460 Practicum in CTE
  • CTE 461 Effective Teaching Methods of CTE
  • CTE 362 Principles of Career & Technical Education
  • ED/CTE 495 Internship in School
  • ED/CTE 496 Reflective Practices
  • FCS 200 Seminar in Family & Consumer Sciences
  • FCS 371 Management of Family Resources

Current Committees at JSU:

  • CAEP Conceptual Framework (2014-2015)
  • Classroom Management (2010-2012; Chair 2011-2012)
  • Curriculum (2010-2013) Co-chair (2011-2013)
  • Faculty Evaluation/College Assessment (2010-2015)
  • Distance Learning (2011-2013)
  • NCATE -- Standard 1
  • NCATE -- Standard 2
  • NCATE -- Standard 3
  • Web Migration (2010-2015)


Ryan, K. and Townsel, K. (2010, January). Teacher preparation at JSU. Techniques, pp. 34-7.

School Skills 101: Get Better Grades, Save Time, And Reduce Stress. (2009).

Secondary Teaching 101 : Teach Smarter, Not Harder. (2009).

TEEN 101. (2010).

College Skills 101. (2010).

Career and Technical Education programs
that lead to Teacher Certification with the Alabama State Department of Education:

  • Family & Consumer Science Education Undergraduate
  • Business Marketing Education Undergraduate

Contact the Teacher Education Services Center or Kim Townsel for more information.

  • Alternative Fifth-Year Program Master of Science in Education Secondary Education Family and Consumer Science Education and Alternative Fifth-Year Program Master of Science in Education Secondary Business Education begin new cohorts each fall.
  • For persons already certified to teach, we offer the Master of Education in Family and Consumer Science and the Master of Education in Business Education.  For a one-page information sheet, click below:

FCS Graduate Programs

BME Graduate Programs

Graduate School admission information.

Teacher Education Program application information

Professional links for CTE Teacher Candidates and CTE Graduate Students

Alabama Career Information Network

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

Alabama CTE Career Clusters, Pathways, and Course Work

Alabama CTE Course Standards

Alabama BIC and ALSDE CTE links

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