Certificate in Kodaly Method

The certificate in Kodaly Method is a three-summer, graduate level, nondegree plan of study designed for music educators. The Kodaly Method, named after composer and educator Zoltan Kodaly, is a comprehensive program to train basic musical skills and teach the reading and writing of music.

The program is an experience-based approach to teaching, integrating many of the best ideas, techniques and approaches to music education. The program objective is to train elementary and secondary music educators in comprehensive music literacy in order to improve professional skills. The curriculum includes three levels of courses in both pedagogy and musicianship.


Application procedures, audition repertoire, admission examinations and admission requirements are the same as for all other graduate programs.

Applicants must:

  1. Be admitted to the Graduate School,
  2. Have a GPA of no less than 3.000,
  3. Have a valid teaching license in any state, or
  4. Have program director's approval.

Program Requirements 

The certificate curriculum includes three levels of courses in both pedagogy and musicianship. Completion of the certificate requires students to complete three levels of courses in Kodaly methodology and three levels of courses in solfege. Students must concurrently take corresponding levels of methodology and solfege. In addition to these requirements, students must meet the Graduate School’s requirements in order to earn this certificate.

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
MUSE 761Kodaly Methods Level One3
MUSE 762Kodaly Solfege Level One2
MUSE 763Kodaly Methods Level Two3
MUSE 764Kodaly Solfege Level Two2
MUSE 765Kodaly Methods Level Three3
MUSE 766Kodaly Solfege Level Three2
Total Credit Hours15