College of Applied Studies Fast Facts

  • More than half of the teachers and administrators in Wichita’s public schools are WSU graduates.
  • Education students gain real-world experience with USD 259 and surrounding school districts, with major- and minor-league organizations across the country, and with companies like Walt Disney World.
  • Students have access to more than half a million dollars in scholarships each year, including the Klose Scholarship for majors in math or science education.
  • The Corbin Education Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a masterpiece of modern design.
  • The Human Performance Lab gives students hands-on training with the latest technology including metabolic carts, strength dynamometers, DEXA for body composition analysis, postural stability platforms and more.
  • The Kansas Mentor and Induction Center provides training for mentors of early career teachers.
  • WSU’s Play Therapy Center lets students work with, and observe, children playing and interacting with others. The room features play therapy toys, recording equipment and “bug in the ear” technology.