MajorSpecial Music Education

Wichita State's Bachelor of Special Music Education (BME) will prepare you for a successful career teaching special education children. You'll benefit from quality music instruction combined with the latest teaching methods—and gain real-world experience in the PreK-12 classrooms of Kansas' largest school district and surrounding areas.

Learn how special music education is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. Once you're admitted to WSU, you'll need to schedule an audition through the School of Music.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


The music education curriculum is divided into four areas: general education, music performance, music theory and history, and music education. Curriculum includes extensive student-teaching experience in local schools—and many opportunities to perform on and off campus.


A bachelor's degree from Wichita State's College of Fine Arts will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and prepare you to pursue an advanced education degree.

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