The Alabama Course of Study School educates and trains local pastors in The United Methodist Church. The Alabama Course of Study School is sponsored jointly by the North Alabama and the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church with campuses at Birmingham-Southern and Huntingdon Colleges. The Alabama Course of Study School is an extension of Emory Course of Study School. The General Board of Higher Education & Ministry in Nashville is the governing body for all Course of Study programs.
Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year liberal arts institution founded in 1856 and operating under the auspice of the North Alabama Conference. Birmingham-Southern College is located in the western section of Birmingham and is served by six major airlines, AMTRAK, and Interstates 20, 59, and 65. Spring and Fall Sessions of ALCOS classes are held at Birmingham-Southern.
Huntingdon College operates under the auspice of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and is centrally located on the edge of one of Montgomery’s most beautiful neighborhoods, Old Cloverdale, and is bordered on one side by the Montgomery Country Club. The campus is easily accessible from Interstates 65 and 85. Winter and Summer Session of ALCOS classes are held at Huntingdon.
Course of Study classes include both class time with an instructor and course assignments to be completed outside the classroom. Please allow time to order books to read and complete the work assignments before the first session. A syllabus for each class can be downloaded from this website. Each course requires 20 hours of class time and classes for each session are held on two separate weekends; Friday evening and all day Saturday. The weekends are usually 4-5 weeks apart and you must attend both weekends. Please scroll down the right-hand side of the website for information including class schedules, registering, syllabi for course assignments, ALCOS policies and other valuable information.
Alabama Course of Study School
Alecia Glaize, Director
Peggy Ryan, Administrative Assistant
615 Main Avenue SW
Cullman, AL 35055