• Engage. Engage. Engage. ATS executive director reflects on year three

    ATS Executive Director Frank M. Yamada reports on the redevelopment of the standards, strategic priorities, and internal staff updates.

  • The "year of listening"—what did the Standards and Procedures Redevelopment Task Force learn?

    Members of the task force gathered to review and reflect on the findings collected from the ATS membership during the last year. 

  • The complexity of simplicity: an update on redeveloping the Standards

    The task force has spent this past year doing the kind of "complexity" that is required for "elegant simplicity."

  • New senior leaders take the reins at ATS member schools

    New chief executive officers and chief academic officers have been named to serve at 55 member schools.

  • The priorities you named

    Perspectives submitted by the membership in the ATS Strategic Priorities Survey will play a key role in helping to determine goals for the Association’s future.

  • The Global Forum for Theological Educators holds second meeting in Crete

    This year's gathering focused on the theme Vision and Viability in Contexts: Theological Learning and Formation.

  • Competency-Based Theological Education: core values expressed in variety of delivery models

    Are there common threads to define CBTE as an educational model versus a delivery model? This question will be a key focus at the CBTE 2019 Conference.

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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.

The ATS membership welcomes schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths and includes 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

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Sep 18 to Sep 19

By registration; This workshop—for new and experienced users of the Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ), Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ), and Alumni/ae...

Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 14 to Oct 15

By registration; Technology professionals and educational technologists who serve ATS members schools are invited for informal peer conversations regarding...

Mundelein, IL
Oct 23 to Oct 25

By invitation; Designed to provide time for networking, reflecting, and strategic thinking, the goals of the institute are (1) to further advance the professional...

Pittsburgh, PA