• Standards redevelopment reflections: including students in discernment

    Redevelopment Task Force Chair Sarah Drummond reflects on why student input is essential to the process of rethinking the accrediting standards—and what insights they offer.

  • Getting there: seven practices to support successful women in theological education

    A survey of nearly 600 women reveals the personal habits and institutional practices that work for women aspiring to positions of leadership.

  • Student services personnel are challenged and empowered at conference

    More than 120 participants dug deeply into student formation, educational debt, and the challenges of wearing multiple hats.

  • Science for Seminaries Retreat—last call for free summer workshop!

    Join the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to discover how forefront science can enrich theological education.

  • Progress in the process: update on redeveloping the ATS standards and procedures

    The ATS Board of Commissioners has approved two preliminary documents prepared by the Task Force on the Redevelopment of the ATS Standards and Procedures.

  • ATS launches initiative to build capacity for cultural competence

    By tackling particular challenges with tailored strategies, 20 schools are developing new ways of educating students to minister in a multicultural world.

  • Culturally competent counseling for Latino/Hispanic clients: lessons learned from an ATS Innovation Grant

    A new concentration within Southwest Seminary’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program addresses a growing need in the school’s Texas context.

  • Seeking the common good—what we can learn from other professional disciplines

    Conversations among educators from law, medicine, business, social work, and the humanities reveal common challenges and transferable strategies.

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Oct 14 to Oct 15

By registration; Technology professionals and educational technologists who serve ATS members schools are invited for informal peer conversations regarding...

Mundelein, IL
Oct 23 to Oct 25

By application; Designed to provide time for networking, reflecting, and strategic thinking, the goals of the institute are (1) to further advance the...

Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 5 to Nov 6

By registration; ATS will be hosting a special forum that will combine the work of the ATS Financial Officers group and the Economic Challenges Facing Future...

Pittsburgh, PA