• ATS membership approves governance, dues, and procedural changes

    The ATS membership has approved changes to the Bylaws,...

  • Transinstitutional partnerships and theological education

    The Vanderbilt Divinity School dean tells why partnerships with the University’s professional schools attracted her to the deanship.

  • Good assessment practices call for logic and simplicity

    The key to successful assessments is to keep everything simple. One director of assessment shares practical advice on how to do this while still producing valuable assessment data.

  • Tending the flock: Is retention the answer to enrollment declines?

    With average retention rates at theological schools dipping below 80 percent, schools are becoming more intentional about strategies for keeping students in the fold.

  • 2030: An odyssey of the theological educator's work

    ATS Executive Director Daniel Aleshire reflects on emerging models of ministry and the new patterns of formational theological education.

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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 post-baccalaureate 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.

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.

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Sep 11 to Sep 12

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

Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 10 to Oct 12

By nomination of academic dean. Designed for faculty who have completed their first or second year in an ATS member school, this event will address the unique... READ MORE

Chicago, IL
Oct 16 to Oct 17

By registration. This workshop is intended for new users and those interested in learning the basics of the Profiles of Ministry (POM) instrument.

Pittsburgh, PA