Our Mission

The mission of the College of Traditional Midwifery is to preserve and increase community-based midwifery care by providing a competency-based, degree-granting midwifery education program for aspiring midwives who want to pursue the profession of midwifery and the Certified Professional Midwife credential.



Location of the CTM Campus


The main campus of the College of Traditional Midwifery (CTM) is located in a safe, gated, intentional community in Summertown, Tennessee. The campus is a beautifully forested, serene setting nestled on the Highland Rim of the Nashville Basin. It is an hour and a half from the Nashville Airport.


The In-Resident Standardization Workshops are held in the Community Center, a large, light, airy multipurpose space. Dorm-style housing for the In-Resident Weeks is located across the street from The Community Center and is handicap accessible. Organic, vegetarian meals are provided.


The CTM Administrative Offices and library are located at 320 Evergreen Drive, Summertown, TN 38483.  Contact us via phone at (931) 964-4892.   Leave a message and someone will promptly return your call.  To request an application, please email applications@collegeoftraditionalmidwifery.org.



The College of Traditional Midwifery (CTM) was formed pursuant to the Postsecondary Education Authorization Act of 1974 (Tenn. Code Ann. 49-7-2001, et seq.) and with The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), Division of Postsecondary State Authorization (DPSA). The College of Traditional Midwifery (CTM) is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation of minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

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