• Envisioning 2020—The next two years may be momentous

    The Board of Commissioners lays out a proposed work plan and timeline for redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures.

  • Board of Commissioners names redevelopment task force

    Should the membership vote to redevelop the accrediting Standards and Procedures, the 19-member task force is poised to begin work.

  • ATS launches consultations with other graduate professional educators: What we can teach one another

    An interview with Stephen Graham reveals the shared challenges and new approaches from education, law, business, medical humanities, and social work.

  • Five reasons for a comprehensive redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures

    Tom Tanner explains why the Commission is proposing the first major revision since 1996.

  • Membership to vote on authorization of redevelopment of ATS Commission Standards and Procedures

    Ten points to remember about the Board of Commissioners’ rationale, work plan, timetable, and comprehensive communications strategy.

  • Key questions and concerns regarding the proposed redevelopment of ATS Standards and Procedures

    The Board of Commissioners considers the philosophy, content, and structure of what a revised set of Standards and Procedures might look like.

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Welcome!

This site is designed to provide resources for all those interested in theological education--faculty, administrators, students, and the public.

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct postbaccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

In addition, ATS Programs and Services offers educational events and other resources designed to assist member schools with identification of  best practices, development of peer networks, production of research, and exploration of data. See upcoming event offerings below or search under the Resources tab above.

ATS membership is open to schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths. The current membership represents the full range of Christian denominations, including schools in mainline and evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, as well as multidenominational and nondenominational schools. Schools representing other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Aug 23

By registration; This free webinar will present highlights from the 2017-2018 Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ) Total School Profile and trends from the last... READ MORE

Webinar
Sep 11 to Sep 12

By invitation only; The forum is intended for... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 13 to Sep 14

By invitation; Offered by the staff of the ATS Commission on Accrediting, this workshop is for ATS member schools with comprehensive evaluation visits scheduled... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA

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