The metropolitan environment of the Wichita State University campus offers music education students an ample variety of opportunities for hands-on teaching experience. There are many opportunities available for students to observe and teach students with and without disabilities in Wichita area schools. Many experienced teachers are available to share their wisdom with students who are interested in expanding their experience beyond the college classroom.WSU faculty and teachers from area schools are in frequent communication about ways to help WSU students get the experience they need to become successful teachers.
Student organizations (Collegiate Music Educators National Conference, Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa KappaPsi, and Mu Phi Epsilon, to name a few), campus lectures, and workshops are other excellent ways for students to get involved while they are in school. The education experience at WSU offers students the best of both worlds -- the academic side of education and the hands-on experience necessary to expand what is learned in the classroom to real life.