A two year distance learning academic program. MSTM's comprehensive midwifery curriculum
incorporates MANA Core Competencies for midwifery and many of our
students have passed the NARM CPM exam through the PEP application.
Submitted work and research projects are evaluated and progress is monitored through
periodic closed book self-assessment work sheets. Various study sections integrate
skills from NARM Form 201. Hands-on clinical and practical skills can be obtained
through a preceptor, apprenticeship or midwifery skills workshops.
While the enrollment period is 2 years,
students who devote greater time to their studies are often able to
complete the program in less than 2 years.
However, those students who find their personal schedules a bit more challenging may find that
they need more than 2 years to complete the
program and for those students MSTM offers affordable 6 month enrollment extensions.
You do not have to be in an apprenticeship to enroll in the Traditional Midwifery program.
However, investing your time in academic study and completing MSTM's in-depth
has the powerful potential to open doors of
career and occupational opportunity in the
Many graduates from MSTM's Traditional Midwifery program find employment in a variety of settings, including
private practice, birth centers, practice
as CPM's, missions overseas, and much more.
Traditional Midwifery Program Overview:
Basic Anatomy & Physiology
Labor & Birth
Labor & Birth
The Art of Midwifery Care
The Management of Midwifery Practice
Sample of Recommended Text Books
Holistic Midwifery Volume One by Anne Frye
Holistic Midwifery Volume Two by Anne Frye
by Helen Varney
Human Labor and Birth Oxorn-Foote
This is a just a sample of the study areas and text books used in the 2 year
Traditional Midwifery academic program.
Certificate of Excellence
A Certificate of Excellence can be earned for each completed part of the Traditional Midwifery
program and is
awarded when a student demonstrates high achievement and excellence in their
For each Certificate Excellence earned, the student receives a
free 1 month enrollment extension - no hidden fees, just free. Once a student earns a minimum
of 8 Certificates of Excellence, they qualify for the
Traditional Midwifery Academic Honors Society.
MSTM students are traditionally high achievers who love to be challenged and commit themselves
to learning. MSTM's Traditional Midwifery program is an excellent program for
those working toward state or national certification,
or for apprentices
who want to advance their academic skills, as well as for
individuals exploring midwifery or planning
on an independent community centered midwifery practice or opening a birth center. Certificate of completion issued.
Intensive Preparatory Supplement NIPS
Students planning to take the NARM exam may sign up for the NARM
Intensive Preparatory Supplement module.
NIPS is designed for students who wish to supplement the
Traditional Midwifery course with extra assignments and academic intensives to
help prepare for the
NARM exam. Students must be enrolled in the Traditional Midwifery program and in a qualified
stage of assignment completion to qualify for the NIPS module.
Students who sign up for the NARM Intensive Preparatory Supplement are enthusiastic learners who
love to delve deeper
into academic study!
Traditional Midwifery Certification and Diploma Program
Students wishing to gain a Certified Traditional Midwife (CTM) Diploma must meet
the general program requirements as stated above and then apply for CTM program extension
to acquire the required, documented births, prenatal experience and preceptor evaluations.
The 2 year academic
program must be completed first to qualify for enrollment in the Traditional Midwifery Arts
Diploma and Certification program.
For a complete program description and enrollment application please order an
MSTM school catalog.
Academic Honor Society
MSTM is proud to initiate the first academic Honor Society ever instituted
for Midwifery studies.
Mu Omicron Mu lauds the accomplishments
of students who achieve above average academic excellence and encourages
such student to take a longer view of their potential contribution
to Midwifery. A students midwifery diploma and official transcripts
will note this special honors award.
The primary objective of Mu Omicron Mu is to serve as a means of awarding
distinction to those of high scholarship and promise of achievement in the
field of Traditional Midwifery. Mu Omicron Mu endeavors to help traditional
midwifery students attain a clearer appreciation of midwifery and the
service of guardianship of the normal birth process, to promote further
interest in the study and preservation of traditional midwifery, to foster
and encourage the spirit of sisterhood, friendship, support and service among
students of Traditional Midwifery.
Mu Omicron Mu exists to honor outstanding scholarship in the study of
Traditional Midwifery; to encourage interest in Midwifery, and subjects
related to the childbearing year among MSTM students at all levels;
to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow MSTM
students, and the greater midwifery community; to provide recognition
of persons who have academically excelled in the study of Traditional
Midwifery at MSTM.
Advanced academic scholarship demonstrated by a minimum of 8 Certificate of
Excellence awarded in the Traditional Midwifery Program.
Students are strongly encouraged to strive for this special Honor through
diligent work on all assignments.
This is a unique and prestigious award.