• Debbie Creamer and Lester Ruiz assume new roles

    Two senior ATS accreditors shift their roles in service to the membership and the Association's mission.

  • ATS executive director reflects on first year

    Frank Yamada talks about collective wisdom, legacy and innovation, and his ongoing listening tour.

  • Reflection, research, and response: re-energizing ATS work on race and ethnicity

    CORE programs will develop new resources, build school capacities, and strengthen partnerships.

  • How well are we doing on race? A realistic assessment rooted in research

    A summary of recent research assesses the effectiveness of the first 14 years of the Committee on Race and Ethnicity.

  • Being where? The shift from on-campus to offsite to online education

    Veteran accreditor Tom Tanner looks at the magnitude of the shift and the factors behind it.

  • The mentor’s dilemma: tips for assessing “soft” competencies in Competency-Based Theological Education (CBTE)

    Spiritual or emotional maturity, faith, and humility can actually be assessed in consiste

  • Board of Commissioners approves new data sharing policy

    Expanded access and collaborative thinking will open the door for new research into theological education.

  • Calvin Institute of Christian worship announces Teacher-Scholar Grants

    The Lilly-funded teacher-scholar grants are for research-based projects to strengthen Christian public worship practices.

  • Key questions and concerns regarding the 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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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 rpresenting other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.