Kodály Music Education Master of Music (M.M.) – Music Education Specialization

Requirements and Curriculum


Applicants must apply and be admitted by both the Graduate School and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance to begin this degree program.

You are required to complete a summer residency program on campus each summer and 15 online graduate-level credits. During your final semester of coursework, you must successfully complete a written and oral examination before the master's degree is awarded.

Through this graduate degree, you will take a variety of courses that cover topics such as pedagogy and folk song literature, folk song analysis and retrieval, conducting, Solfège/musicianship, and choir.

Update on Summer 2020 Kodaly coursework:

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, we will not be holding Kodaly classes on-campus for Summer 2020. OAKE, our parent organization that endorses students’ National Kodaly Teaching Certification, has released a statement confirming that Levels courses taught online will not count toward certification. Since we are not able to teach Levels in-person this summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, it is necessary to postpone coursework.

All Kodaly Level coursework will resume in Summer 2021.

However, for current Level 2 and Level 3 students, we will offer an online, Kodaly six-week course this summer. Please check back in the coming days for more information.

Program Curriculum

On-campus courses

Online courses

You may be required to take additional coursework as determined by diagnostic examinations and/or your graduate advisor.

What Next?

  • Learn more about being a student in this program, including information about course structure, assignments, time commitments, and interaction with peers and faculty.