Accreditation

Nashotah House Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.  The following degree programs are approved.

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Master of Ministry
  • Master of Pastoral Ministry
  • Master of Sacred Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry

Contact information for the Commission:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA  15275
Phone:  412-788-6505
Fax:  412-788-6510
Website:  www.ats.edu

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Nashotah House is committed to providing integrated student experiences based upon classical principles of academic and spiritual formation.   Our curriculum is based upon the overall goal of developing in students “faithful character,” “faithful intellect,” and “faithful practice.”  Using data that is gathered and analyzed annually related to student learning and program effectiveness, our goal-driven assessment process enables the seminary to continually improve in its ability to offer interrelated educational activities.     

Student achievement is assessed in relation to the overall goal and program-specific outcomes for basic ministerial leadership, general theological study and advanced ministerial leadership.  The quality of instruction and student satisfaction is assessed through course evaluation and an artifact-evidenced direct measure of program goals.  Additionally, the seminary reviews ATS student survey (Entering Student Questionnaire and Graduating Student Questionnaire) results, campus survey results and engages students in focus group activity.   Annual program assessment data and survey results are used to improve instruction, make adjustments to learning activities and enhance educational effectiveness.      

Graduate responses to the ATS GSQ for 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years include highest ratings in the area of “education effectiveness in facilitating skill areas,” for the following:

  • Ability to use and interpret Scripture
  • Ability to conduct worship/liturgy
  • Ability to think logically  

In the area of “overall experience during theological program” these students provided the highest rating to:

  • I have been satisfied with my academic experience here.
  • I have grown spiritually.
  • My faith is stronger than when I came.
  • If I had to do it over, I would still come here.

Program graduate placement and post-graduation (ATS Alumni/ae Student Questionnaire) data are monitored to ensure the quality of educational offerings provided by the seminary. 

Program Completers 2016 2017
MDiv, MM and MPM
MDiv time to completion rate
DMin
Anglican Certificate
24
100%
1
7
24
100%
0
1

 

 

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