Education Standing Committee

The ICM Education Standing Committee promotes the international standardization of midwifery education. It supports the development and expansion of high quality and effective undergraduate and post graduate midwifery education programmes and oversees the production of the resources required to support this international standardization and its effective implementation.

The Education Standing Committee focusses, in collaboration with other ICM Standing Committees (Research Standing Committee and Regulation Standing Committee) to strengthen midwifery education and support the role of the midwife as an educator. This is achieved through providing a platform for sharing expertise, resources and teaching strategies. Examples of this work include defining global standards for midwifery practice, the dissemination and implementation of midwifery competencies and educational standards and offering workshops and trainings to midwives, midwifery students and educators based on specific requirements.

Members of the Education Standing Committee

View the current ICM Education Standing Committee members here

If you have a general inquiry please send your email to:

Education Standing Committee on Twitter

Use #edu4midwives for all relevant information on Twitter concerning education for midwives. 

Education Network

The ESC has also created an Education Network (EN), a virtual social community of midwifery educators, comprising educators working in associations, practice, and schools who share resources, educational tools, and help problem-solve members’ questions and needs.

Join the Education Network

If you believe that you can assist the Educational Network in their work in midwifery education, join the Education Network by subscribing here.

Key ICM Midwifery Education documents:

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