Affordable, Accessible Midwifery Education

The Associate of Applied Science Midwifery Program,

Midwifery Assistant Workshops
and Advanced Workshops

Competency-based and Community-based Education

Based on the requirements set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)


Black Lives Matter


In this time of uncertainty, fear and unprecedented disruption due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus around the world and now growing quickly in the USA, the College of Traditional Midwifery will be postponing the Orientation for Midwifery Assistants and the Associate of Applied Science in Midwifery (CTM=CPM+) scheduled for April 16-22, 2020.
CTM is looking at options:
·         Optional Dates in 2020
·         Workshops, with on campus skills checks and multiple-choice testing
·         Rescheduling Orientation to 2021
CTM will continue to send out applications for the next available Orientation for Midwifery Assistant and Associate of Applied Science in Midwifery (CTM=CPM+). Send requests for Orientation Applications to

Please stay healthy and safe.



  • To educate community midwives through a competency-based education program.
  • To provide students, faculty, staff and preceptors with valid and reliable tools to measure student competency
  • To prepare graduates to take the national credentialing examination for the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).
  • To prepare students for legal recognition in the state of Tennessee as CPM-TNs.

Midwifery Workshops and College of Traditional Midwifery are becoming one.

Midwife Apprentice and Assistant Workshop

Learn how to assist a midwife with prenatal exams, charting, vital signs, fetal heart monitoring, birth and immediate postpartum.
(CTM+) Orientation
$1500 (including meals and dorm lodging)


$100 (including 3 meals and 1-night dorm lodging)


$200 (including 6 meals and 2-nights dorm lodging)

Advanced Midwifery Workshop

$1500 (including meals and dorm lodging)

Evidence-based skills. Hands-on classes in surprise breech, twins, shoulder dystocia, pelvimetry, IV therapy, suturing, legal issues and more.

Term 1 - Associate of Applied Science in Midwifery (CTM=CPM+)
(Prerequisite: Orientation)

$4,100 (including meals and dorm lodging)

Fees include:

Dinner on Workshop Day 1
Three meals, coffee and tea
Dorm accommodations for ther first 14 applicants
Workshop Materials


College of Traditional Midwifery
320 Evergreen Drive, Summertown, TN 38483
(931) 964-4892

The College of Traditional Midwifery admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

All faculty members, other employees and students are recruited, hired, appointed and/or promoted without discrimination in regard to sex, gender identity, race, color, marital status, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability.


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Competency-Based Education

The CTM Midwifery Program is a competency- based education program developed from the core competencies for entry into the practice of Midwifery. Competency is measured through multiple assessment tools to ensure proficiency of knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes by the student.

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In-Residence Week

Each term, students must attend an In-Resident Week at the CTM Campus located in Summertown, TN, where they will participate in standardization workshops, face-to-face meetings with their Student Liaison, take the Term Written Examination and receive a general assessment of their progress.

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Associate of Applied Science in Midwifery

The CTM Midwifery Program is a 36 month or three-year Midwifery Program equaling at least 2010 hours of knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes (equivalent to 92 credit hours), plus the required Prerequisites. Upon completion, students will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science of Midwifery.

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