Student Teaching Experiences

PACS student interacting with CID students

Our students build their knowledge and skills through classroom instruction and immersive, hands-on student-teaching experiences. They learn about and engage in the teaching process, from the first diagnosis and early intervention through family-centered counseling and educational options for the child. Teaching experiences are available at approximately 12 local sites, which include both public and private schools serving more than 700 children who are deaf or hard of hearing; this includes the on-campus Central Institute for the Deaf. Teaching experiences outside of the St. Louis area are also available.

In addition, our nationally recognized medical school and hospitals provide unique opportunities, such as observing cochlear implant surgery seminars and touring a hospital neonatal intensive care unit.