Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (WLS) is a postsecondary school of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, which is a member of the Lutheran World Federation. It reflects the deep historical commitment of Lutherans to provide access to education. Hosted by Lutherans, there is a vibrant ecumenical and multifaith community of learning at WLS comprised of over 27 different faith traditions. WLS is committed to supporting students, faculty, and alumni is fulfilling their public responsibilities for service to God’s world.
Eastern Synod ELCIC
74 Weber St. W.
Kitchener, ON, N2H 3Z3
Established in 1911, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (WLS) is the founding institution for both Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. WLS has its own Board of Governors and Senate. WLS is federated with Laurier. Administrative, student and other services are integrated within the Laurier system. WLS and Laurier students can cross-register for courses in any department relevant to their academic program. Laurier grants degrees on behalf of WLS and all academic programs receive their final approval from the Laurier Senate. WLS students are members of the Students' Union and the Graduate Students' Association.
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5
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.
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting:
Educational effectiveness for these programs is measured by a variety of quality care standards set by the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE), the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies (OCGS), and the Association of Theological Studies (ATS). Recent reviews of seminary programs are available through the Quality Assurance Office.
For more information about ATS accreditation, please contact:
The Association of Theological Schools
The Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15275-1110
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