Anabaptist Learning Institute (ALI)


The Anabaptist Learning Institute (ALI) is a program of the Mennonite Schools Council (MSC) and Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) and is designed to provide an intentional Christ-centered orientation and professional education program for teachers and other leaders. ALI seeks to unify the Anabaptist community under a common set of educational experiences that encourage dialogue about faith and values. Participants will refine and implement their philosophy of teaching and learning.  ALI offers 10 graduate semester hours leading to certification as an Anabaptist Educator.


Graduate credit is offered through the Master of Arts in Education Program at Eastern Mennonite University, and Bluffton University's Graduate Programs in Education and includes the following courses:

  • Learning the Language of Community
  • Understanding the Roots of Community
  • Building Caring Communities
  • Shaping a Community of Learners



Current ONLINE courses available:


NOTE: To take an online course, participants need a computer with internet access, a web cam, and plug-in sound device. Course content will be provided through Moodle which is a Learning Management System (LMS).



January 20-April 21, 2015, Understanding the Roots of Community, (3 credit hours) Register Here Registration deadline January 8.


May 27-July 29, 2015, Shaping a Community of Learners, (3 credit hours)
Register Here; Registration deadline May 13, 2015


September 3 -November 22, 2014, Building Caring Communities (3 credit hours)
Register Here: Registration deadline August 20,2014


Cost of ALI courses:

  • $420 per credit hour - MSC members receive a 50% discount.
  • A $50 processing fee will be assessed for cancellations before the course begins. The remainder of the registration cost will be refunded.
  • A $100 processing fee will be assessed for cancellations in the first week of the course. The remainder of the registration cost will be refunded.
  • No refunds after the first week of class.
  • course materials (amount varies)
  • textbooks (amount varies)

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