• 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.

  • Elsie Miranda named as fifth accreditor

    Dr. Miranda will join the ATS staff July 1, 2018, as a Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation.

  • Register now for the Centennial Biennial Meeting!

    The meeting will convene June 20–21 in Denver. Don’t miss it!

  • Revenue sources remain steady in ATS member schools

    Two decades of data provide an opportunity for schools to benchmark their resources against others in theological education.

  • Is Competency-Based Theological Education right for your school?

    As part of the Educational Models and Practices project, a peer group report by 25 theological educators from 10 schools offers best thinking on this emerging model.

  • Archiving, witnessing, and discerning: the task of the theologian today

    Faculty blogger Peter Casarella of Notre Dame finds precedent for his complex, apostolic-like career path as a theological educator in the archives of a renowned liberation theologian. Read more...

  • 150 Theological Educators celebrate 20th Anniversary of ATS Women in Leadership program

    The three-day conference celebrated more than two decades of achievement and charted strategies for the future.

  • Navigating the complexity of federal student loans: tips for advising students

    Read a summary or watch the webinar in its entirety.

  • New ECFFM resources

    Check out the latest videos with best practices and new data related to the economic challenges facing theological school alumni/ae.

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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.

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.

2018 ATS Centennial Biennial Meeting
Hilton Denver City Center
June 20 & 21, 2018

Upcoming Events

All Events
Jun 18

By invitation; The forum—scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2018 Academic Officers' Conference and the ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting—is... READ MORE

Denver, CO
Jun 19

By registration; A preconference for deans is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2018 ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting and will offer professional... READ MORE

Denver, CO
Jun 20 to Jun 21

By registration; The Centennial Biennial Meeting—with the theme of Legacy and Innovation—will include the usual business and education elements with a... READ MORE

Denver, CO