• Educational Models and Practices

    Inter-group conversations introduced at Educational Models and Practices Peer Group Forum

    More than 200 peer group participants shared their learnings about the next generation of educational innovation.

  • Science in seminaries

    Engaging science in seminaries: 10 things faculty are telling us

    In a preview of a study funded by the John Templeton Foundation, 739 faculty from 186 Protestant schools share their perceptions.

  • Perspective, passion, and persistence: reflections on fundraising for theological education

    Wesley Brown of Duke University Divinity School shares the wisdom gleaned from 35 years as a development officer.

  • Are your graduates ready? Six key findings from the Learning Pastoral Imagination Project

    A study of 50 pastoral leaders captures the essential components of theological education that will better prepare students for ministry.

  • Association for Hispanic Theological Education launches Network of Bible Institutes

    Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to AETH to create the Network in service to the Hispanic church.

  • 20 Minute Mentor

    Faculty development: ATS renews 20-Minute Mentor Commons subscription

    Based on high-frequency usage, ATShas renewed its subscription for another two years to Magna Publications’ 20-Minute Mentor Commons, which is available to ATS member schools free of charge.

  • What’s in YOUR archives?

    ATS is in search of photos for its 2018 Centennial.

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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
Denver Marriott City Center
June 20 & 21


Upcoming Events

All Events
Oct 11 to Oct 13

By invitation; This will be the third major forum for schools participating in Lilly Endowment’s “Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers” Initiative.

Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 3 to Nov 4

By invitation; The class of 2016–17 Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology will meet to present summaries of their research and to engage in an interdisciplinary... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 8 to Nov 10

By registration; limited to the first 110 participants from ATS member schools. Plenaries and workshops will provide tools to enhance the financial officer’s... READ MORE

Houston, TX