About Our Distance Education

With our distance learning program, you can become a midwife without the disruption of relocating yourself and your family. Our dynamic educational environment weaves tradition with technology. It allows you to study in your own community while staying in touch with classmates and faculty around the nation and around the globe.

A distance learning program requires a reliable, flexible and user-friendly method for communicating. Our systems enable students and faculty to interact quickly and easily, fostering learning and developing social connections. Students share in online group discussions both on discussion boards and in real time. Costs are minimized by the system's speed and design, and by using web-based technology compatible with either Windows or OS operating systems. An intensive online orientation provides students with the confidence to begin their studies and connect with students and faculty.

One of the concerns of distance education is the physical isolation of teacher from student and student from student. We have periodically required on campus intensives where cohorts of students come together with faculty for learning. Monthly real time virtual-meetings allow for dialogue about clinical problems and learning objectives. Optional mastery sessions and occasional evening gatherings or speaker series provide additional online opportunities to connect with students and faculty. Learning is an active process; therefore, our graduate curriculum emphasizes breadth and depth of reading for meaning, evaluation of evidence base for care, and class discussion for knowledge acquisition in contrast to lecture-based learning. Our faculty are passionate about making excellent midwives. But mostly, it is our diverse and enthusiastic students who fully engage in our learning community that makes this program special.

Email admissions at enroll@jefferson.edu to learn more about our program and allow us to learn more about you and your learning needs.