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Most CID teachers have master’s degrees in deaf education. A few have undergraduate degrees in deaf education with master’s degrees in related areas. All CID classroom teachers also maintain certification from the Council on Education of the Deaf, a national organization.

CID is financially separate from but closely affiliated with the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University School of Medicine, which trains audiologists, scientists and teachers of the deaf. Some of our teachers and audiologists serve as faculty members, and we provide practicum experiences for students in this and other graduate programs. Also located in the St. Louis area, Fontbonne University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in deaf education, early intervention and related fields.