Certificates & Awards
We NEVER Promise
that any piece of paper
will buy you anything
of a legal nature...
nice to have hanging on
from Ancient Art Midwifery Institute
means something extraordinary about the
person who has earned it!
Advanced Midwifery Studies enrollees are given many opportunities to submit additional work for AEU credit. In addition, AEUs may be awarded by the AAMI faculty for extraordinary submissions. The number of AEUs a student earns prior to graduation determines which certificate she is awarded.
Certificate of Successful Completion
This is the standard certificate given to those students who complete Advanced Midwifery Studies. The certificate lists the two specialties as “with an emphasis in ________________”
Certificate of Academic Achievement
This is the certificate given to those students who complete Advanced Midwifery Studies who have earned a minimum of 25 Associated Education Units (AEUs). The certificate lists the two specialties as “with an emphasis in ________________”
Certificate of Academic Excellence
This is the certificate given to those students who complete Advanced Midwifery Studies who have earned a minimum of 50 Associated Education Units (AEUs). The certificate lists the two specialties as “with an emphasis in ________________”
Outstanding work submitted during any quarter is reconsidered at the end of the quarter for the Advanced Midwifery Studies Honor Roll. The Honor Roll is published in our newsletter, In Touch, and to our Online Study Group. The honoree receives a beautiful certificate with a gold “Apprentice Academic” seal, the original seal created in 1981.
Director’s Honor Roll
Philomath enrollees who are named to the Honor Roll in any quarter receive a second Honor Roll Certificate and a voucher for $5 off any AAMI service or item we sell.
Annual Philomath Award
Each year on January 9, our Academic Director chooses one student who has exhibited an outstanding love for learning to receive this award. In addition to a plaque, the recipient is awarded a $25 Graduation Rebate.
Yellow Sponge Award
This award was initiated in 1981 in recognition of those students who exhibited an extreme thirst for knowledge. We were hoping to emphasize the point that a wet sponge soaks up water much more quickly than a dry one! Our official color was yellow so yellow was the obvious choice of sponge color!
Post Graduate Certificates
Master of Midwifery Arts & Sciences
Initiated in 2002, this certificate is awarded to any graduate who has: earned 75 AEUs; been named to the Honor Roll a minimum of 2 quarters; demonstrated 3 Specialties (2 are required for graduation), and attended the required number of documented births.
Master Educator, Midwifery Arts & Sciences
Awarded to any graduate who has earned a Master of Midwifery Arts & Sciences Certificate and who: can document 10 hours classroom teaching midwifery (not childbirth education); has completed AAMI’s Childbirth Education Certification or equivalent certification; has trained one or more apprentices who were AAMI students; has successfully completed an oral exam and interview conducted by the Director and/or Academic Director.