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    Reserve your spot today to be part of this historic gathering in Denver.

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    Participants used a hypothetical case study to explore how shared governance helps various seminary constituents respond to real-life disruptions.

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    Tom Tanner explains why the Commission is proposing the first major revision since 1996.

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    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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    Ten points to remember about the Board of Commissioners’ rationale, work plan, timetable, and comprehensive communications strategy.

  • 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.

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Welcome!

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
Sep 13 to Sep 14

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

Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 11

By registration; Immediately following the SpiceWorld 2018 Technical Conference, this one-day mini event will... READ MORE

Austin, Texas
Nov 2 to Nov 3

By invitation; The class of 2017–18 Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology will meet to present summaries of their research and to engage in an interdisciplinary... READ MORE

Pittsburgh, PA

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