Take your teaching, conducting, and musicianship to new heights with this unique program that combines an online curriculum with hands-on experience. Designed for elementary, secondary, and independent music educators this degree features on-campus participation in the annual Colorado Kodály Institute as an exclusive two-week residency each summer.
The online curriculum and summer sessions fit nicely into most teachers' schedules, allowing you to earn your master's in music education while continuing to work full time. The courses you'll take online cover theory and research, while the on-campus summer institutes offers important interaction and the opportunity to apply the techniques and methods you've been studying. Upon completion of this program, you'll not only have your master's in music education, but through the summer Institute, you'll have earned national Kodály music teaching certification as well.
The annual Colorado Kodály Institute includes applied course sessions taught by some of the most prestigious music pedagogues from around the country. The curriculum introduces the philosophy and teachings of Hungarian music educator, Zoltán Kodály, and emphasizes concepts like:
- Enjoyment as a motivating force in learning.
- The importance of a sequential music curriculum.
- Use of folk song, folk dance, and game literature to teach musical concepts.
- Cultural heritage, music, and musical literacy.