Kodaly Certificate

School of Music, College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media

Vision Statement

The Kodály graduate certificate program is designed provide music educators with an opportunity to enhance their pedagogical skills with a program that promotes music literacy through experiential learning in singing, movement, and reading activities. The Kodály program—named for the methods developed by Zoltán Kodály, a Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist—includes courses that provide classroom applications of the method, folksong literature research, conducting experiences, and instruction in solfege.

Program Contact Information

Shelly Cooper, DMA, Music Education Area Coordinator
Strauss Performing Arts (SPAC) 211
402.554.4897
sccooper@unomaha.edu

Pete Madsen, DMA, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
226 Strauss Performing Arts (SPAC)
402.554.2297
petermadsen@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines (Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020)

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

Program-Specific Requirements

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  • Student must have an undergraduate degree in music from an accredited institution and have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 or better in all music courses.
  • If the student does not have an undergraduate degree in music, the student must take the School of Music Graduate Diagnostic Exam before enrolling in any graduate courses in order to determine which undergraduate foundation courses may be necessary.
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based; 80 internet-based; 53 PTE, or 6.5 IELTS is required for this program.

Degree Requirements (15-16 hours)

Core Courses
MUS 8670KODALY I: METHODOLOGY3
MUS 8680KODALY II: METHODOLOGY3
MUS 8690KODALY III: METHODOLOGY3
MUS 8006SPECIAL STUDIES IN MUSIC (Register for 1 credit hour of MUS 8006 when registering for MUS 8670, MUS 8680 and MUS 8690)3
Select Track One or Two:
Track One4
KODALY IV: METHODOLOGY AND ADVANCED STUDIES (One hour of MUS 8006 is also required for this track)
Track Two3
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION IN MUSIC
RESEARCH AND BIBLIOGRAPHY IN MUSIC
FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC EDUCATION
TOTAL15-16 Hours