• We’re listening: an update on redeveloping the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures

    The Redevelopment Task Force is well into the process of gathering constituent input and is actively seeking more.

  • Five things we’ve learned about assessing personal and spiritual formation

    A survey reveals who’s taking charge of formation, where it is happening, and 28 different tools being used to assess it.

  • Fulfilling the ATS mission through expanded vision: an interview with Lester Edwin J. Ruiz about the Global Engagement initiative

    He shares the thinking that led ATS to commit to this initiative, how it is expected to unfold, and how the membership can benefit from it.

  • Preview of 2018-2019 enrollment

    With 190, or two-thirds, of member schools reporting so far, ATS CFO Chris Meinzer shares some patterns that have emerged, including both upticks and declines.

  • Annual Report now online

    Celebrating the ATS Centennial theme of Legacy and Innovation, the 2018 Annual Report features new data, current trends, and activities of the Association and the Commission.

  • Research and data webpage is up and running

    In a brief interview, ATS Director of Research Debbie Gin explains what’s new on the website, why it matters, and how schools can make the most of these resources.

  • ATS Commission launches standards redevelopment webpage

    Learn about this once-in-a-generation process for a comprehensive redevelopment of the documents that govern accreditation.

  • New assessment resources now available

    The latest video and print tools are designed to help schools with the critical yet challenging work of educational assessment, including An Assessment Workbook for Roman Catholic Seminaries.

  • Mapping the workforce: what competencies do ATS alums need?

    A survey of 940 graduates from 42 schools reveals where they are working and what skills serve them best in their jobs.

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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.

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.