• The preschool classroom teacher
instructing the college class
• The university professor teaching
the preschool class
• The speech pathologist doing therapy
with children in the morning
and teaching a speech methods
class to the college students in
the evening
• All the collaborators making videotapes
and video guides for Illinois
State University deaf education
pre-service teachers.

Collaborative exchanges such as these are common between the Metcalf University Laboratory School deaf education team (teachers, speech pathologist, and audiologist) and the faculty in the deaf education teacher training program across the street in DeGarmo Hall. The examples cited above are possible because of the historic relationship between the University laboratory schools and the Special Education Department. Since starting in 1950, the teacherpreparation
program in deaf education has always used the expert staff from the laboratory schools as a resource for..  Read more of the Statewide Standard