• ATS Asian descent presidents and deans issue statement of solidarity

    ATS Asian descent presidents and deans have issued a statement to stand in solidarity against the rising ethnic hate crimes and violence targeting especially people of Asian descent.

  • ATS Design Lab introduces strategic assessment model through iterative design

    Strategic assessment—asking how well we are doing something, how we could do it better, or whether we should be doing the thing at all.

  • First ever handbook celebrates work of student personnel in graduate theological education

    ATS is pleased to announce the publication of the first handbook focused on the work of student personnel in graduate theological education: Transforming Service: Reflections of Student Services...

  • Linda Giehll to retire from ATS staff after 23 years of work

    Linda Giehll, leadership education coordinator, has announced her decision to retire after more than 20 years of work with ATS.

  • CBTE 2021 seeks speakers for upcoming conference

    As in past years, CBTE 2021 will run as a dedicated track at CBExchange 2021, a conference directed by the Competency-Based Education Network. Requests for speaker proposals are now being accepted...

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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.

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 representing other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.

In addition, ATS 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 Resources in the main menu above.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Apr 28

By registration; The ATS Technology in Theological Education Group (TTEG) will host this free, moderated, roundtable discussion for those who serve in IT roles at...

Online via Zoom
May 17 to May 22

By registration; Moving into your professional "second half" comes with questions about the legacy you will eventually leave.

Canvas and Online via Zoom