Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

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Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
Formation1918
TypeNonprofit organization
HeadquartersPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
Location
    • Canada
    • United States
President
Mary McCormick
Executive director
Frank M. Yamada
Websitewww.ats.edu

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is an organization of seminaries and other graduate schools of theology.[1][2][3] ATS has its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1918.[4] The association's stated mission is "to promote the improvement and enhancement of theological schools to the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public."[3]

The ATS Commission on Accrediting provides graduate schools of theology with accreditation.[5] It is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education as an accrediting body.[1][2]

Since July 2017, Frank M. Yamada became the association's executive director.[6][7]

In 2020, it claimed 270 member schools.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Faith-Related Accrediting Organizations 2010-2011". Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  2. ^ a b "Accrediting Agencies and Associations Recognized by the Secretary" (PDF). US Department of Education. p. 329. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
  3. ^ a b "Overview". Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Archived from the original on 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  4. ^ Miller, Glenn T. "A Community of Conversation: A Retrospective of The Association of Theological Schools and Ninety Years of North American Theological Education" (PDF). ATS. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Commission on Accrediting". Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Archived from the original on 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  6. ^ "Frank M. Yamada". Association of Theological Schools. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  7. ^ Dagher, Lisa (3 February 2017). "Frank Yamada named executive director of ATS". Presbyterian Mission Agency. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  8. ^ ATS, About ATS, ats.edu, USA, retrieved September 19, 2022

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