2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kodály Education, PBC

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Purpose and Scope

The mission of the postbaccalaureate in Kodály Education is to meet the continuing educational needs of music educators by providing comprehensive teacher-training specializing in Kodály-based music education. Culturally responsive tools are used to promote and exalt musical heritage of all people through education, artistic performance, advocacy, and research. 

This stand-alone Kodály certification, nationally endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators, is earned during three, two-week, face-to-face summer sessions. Coursework is divided into three levels with candidates completing four (4) credits per level. Completion of three levels (12 credits) of music education and musicianship courses complete the requirements for Kodály certification.

Requirements for the Certificate

Transfer Information

Students from other OAKE endorsed Kodály certification programs will be able to transfer into the program. Also, students that enroll in the stand-alone Kodály certification program will have the option of transferring into the existing Master of Education in Kodály Music Education program after completing Level I courses, or their first year. Students that switch into the master's degree program will take 5 online credits in between the first and second summer to complete the 36-credit hour master's degree. 


This program is offered in a multi-summer format only. Level I, II, and III courses run for two weeks during the month of July.  The Kodály postbaccalaureate program requires a full schedule of classes during the day, Friday evening classes and activities, and several hours of practice and homework in the evenings and on the weekends are required. It is essential that students clear their schedules of other activities while participating in the summer institute. Candidates will submit video recordings of their teaching that demonstrate application of Kodály pedagogy; create teaching strategies and lesson plans for each grade level; and produce a retrieval system of songs for teaching that is both research-based and of continuing practical value.

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