Enroll in Correspondence School
How to Enroll in the Correspondence School:
If you live outside the United States and Canada, contact us and tell us where you live and we can discuss overseas options.
All checks will need to be drawn from a U.S. bank, or be in the form of an international bank draft.
If you live in the United States or Canada:
Step 1: Download and Print off an Enrollment Form
Step 2: Fill out the form and send it in with the $500 enrollment fee to the address on the form.
You should receive your booklist, introductory information, and your beginning modules within a few weeks.
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How to Apply to the Resident Training School
Step 1: Download and Print off an Application.
Step 2: Download and Print off two Character Reference Forms with Instructions.
Step 3: Fill in the application and mail it in to the address on the form by the deadline.
Step 4: Give a Character Reference form to each of two leaders in your church or home fellowship who know you well. They will each need to fill in a form and mail it in to us at the address on the form by the deadline.
Midwifery Institute of America is an organization devoted to promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ and providing academic training to women who feel called by God into the ministry of traditional midwifery.
Although we believe that the resident school is the easiest for most students, we have developed our correspondence school for women with family obligations who cannot leave home for a course of study.
The course consists of modules to be completed in the foundational areas of medical vocabulary, anatomy & physiology, nutrition, and skills, in addition to midwifery. Scripture study modules reflect the Christian perspective of the course. There are 22 midwifery modules. Each midwifery module has other foundational modules that need to be done with it, or are prerequisites of it. Further into the course modules in advanced skills, herbs, and pharmacology are also required. A student may pursue any and all of the foundational modules to completion before completing all the midwifery modules. The estimated time to complete a module ranges from 2 hours for modules such as skills to over 20 hours for some midwifery modules. The amount of work required for this course roughly corresponds to 24 college credits. The above average, diligent, full time student should be able to complete the course within two years.
We do our utmost to keep the cost of this course affordable to women called by God to the ministry of midwifery. The tuition for the course is set up in a pay-as-you go system. The initial, enrollment payment is $500.00, and is non-refundable. Upon receipt of a completed enrollment form and this fee, several foundational modules and midwifery modules 1 and 2 are sent to the student, along with a course outline and list of books and equipment needed. We also give instructions on where books and equipment can be purchased. Each month a student sends in her completed work with a payment. She can pay $25 a month, or she can send in $5 for each module completed. A maximum of $1100, including the enrollment fee, will be paid by a student for tuition. As the student finishes modules we will send her more, so that she always has modules to be working on.
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Upon completion of the course we will send the student a certificate of completion. This certificate does not give the student a legal right to practice midwifery, but is an acknowledgment of the considerable amount of study that she has accomplished.
Midwifery Institute of America is devoted to offering affordable academic training for direct entry midwives. Many of our students are women who want to attend home births in the U.S. Some students are young, unmarried women, but many are women with families, and others are practicing midwives. A significant number of our students are nurses who are preparing to go to the mission field.
We offer two programs of study: a correspondence school and a resident training school. Through each of these plans we offer a course in Basic Christian Midwifery.
*Note: We are not currently running the resident training school. However, you may inquire to let us know your interest.
The institute keeps a registry of busy Christian midwives in the United States who use apprentices. Graduates of our schools can use this registry to seek compatible apprenticeship opportunities. We are also in contact with foreign mission organizations that will allow student midwives to assist at births in their birth centers.
We see a midwife as someone who deeply impacts families. She is a role model to many young mothers, so it is important that she be a godly example reflecting the character of God which stems from her relationship with Jesus Christ. To this end our course also contains scripture studies that teach Biblical principles applicable to midwives and the families they serve.
Do you feel God calling you to be a midwife? Are you a doula who wants to offer more services? Or do you just want to assist family members in birth? Are you a missionary who wants to more effectively help the women you serve? Perhaps we can help you achieve these goals.
For more information visit our correspondence school page.