HNU’s Kodály Summer Certificate is a 17-unit, three-summer post-baccalaureate program open to music educators, qualified classroom teachers, choral conductors, church musicians, and private teachers at all levels of instruction who are interested in gaining a comprehensive overview of the Kodály approach to music education and musicianship training. A B.A. degree is required to receive post-baccalaureate credit and Kodály Certification. This certification is endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). Courses are also available for undergraduate credit.
Each level of certification requires one summer of study, with enrollment in the courses listed below. (A Level courses are taken the first summer, B level in summer two, and C level in summer three.) Successful completion of all three levels, along with certification requirements, results in Kodály Summer Certification. Students must make a formal application to the university to be admitted for the Kodály Summer Certificate prior to the third summer. This process includes submission of all college transcripts and two letters of recommendation. Students accepted into the Certificate program must complete Level III studies, as well as the additional requirements for completion of the program. Granting the HNU Kodály Summer Certificate is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all the coursework and requirements listed below, recommendation of the Faculty, and approval of the Director.
Note: Courses taken during the first summer apply towards the MM in Music Education.
Certificate Requirements (17 units)
- MUSCX210 A, B, C Pedagogy (2, 2, 2)
- MUSCX211 A, B, C Musicianship (1, 1, 1)
- MUSCX214 A, B, C Choral Conducting (1, 1, 1)
- MUSCX215 A, B, C Folk Music (1, 1, 1)
- MUSCX218 Choir (1, 1)
- Students must demonstrate knowledge of Kodály’s educational philosophy and be able to express this through lesson plans and teaching strategies as required in MUSCX210A, B and C.
- Students must attain a musicianship level acceptable to the faculty as demonstrated in MUSCX211A, B and C. An exit exam will be given during the final week of the third summer as part of the evaluation process.
- The submission of an audio or video tape of a lower primary class is required to enroll in the second summer.
- A second tape, preferably of an upper primary, middle or high school class, is required to enroll in the third summer.
Folk Song Collection and Retrieval System
- A completed folk song collection & retrieval system is required.