The Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) is a group of member schools, educators and administrators who have come together with a common goal of building a robust network of support and resources for direct-entry midwifery education.
We strive to provide solutions and offer recommendations to educators, to develop midwifery curriculum and enhance administrative best practices. AME is dedicated to the art and science of midwifery education and ensuring that educators have access to the connections, collaborations and coordinated opportunities they need to succeed in the work of teaching, nurturing and mentoring midwives for the future.
At the same time we want to help build strong schools by connecting school administrators who are faced with unique challenges and workloads typically with very limited resources. The Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) is a not-for-profit 501c6 organization.
The History of the Association of Midwifery Educators
The Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) has grown out of the work of the Outreach to Educators Project (OTEP) in response to the need for midwifery educators to network with each other toward creating strong connections and collaborations.
In October 2006, at the Midwives Alliance of North American (MANA) conference in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of midwifery educators and supporters came together to identify the need and the goals of such an organization. At this historic meeting AME was born and from that time forward the organization has undertaken the mission of advancing direct-entry midwifery education by strengthening schools and supporting teachers through connection, collaboration and coordination.