Certification Program

The Summer 2023 Kodály certification program is taking place June 4-16, 2023. Come join the fun!

Kodály training can be taken as a non-credit option or for graduate credit. Non-credit registration is through the WSU Marketplace. Credit registration is through the WSU graduate school.

Students interested in earning five graduate credits from WSU must first be admitted to the graduate school either as a degree bound or non-degree student. Specific instructions are listed below. We prefer that you are admitted as a degree-bound master's student unless you already have a master of music education degree. Please contact Dr. Steve Oare to help you understand why this may be important to you. You may start the graduate admission process by clicking HERE. If you are already admitted, you may go to the MyWSU portal and add the classes through their CRN numbers. If you have any difficulty, contact us for assistance to clear you.

Non-credit Option

The non-credit fee per level is $600. Registration and payment for the non-credit option will be made through the School of Music Marketplace site, click HERE.

Enrollment for Graduate Credit

WSU online enrollment for credit begins in April. Graduate credit is obtained by enrolling in the appropriate sections (methodology and solfege) and paying the Kodály fee plus 5 hours of tuition at the workshop rate as well as the associated student fees. For 2023, those costs are handled through your WSU online enrollment and payment. If your school district is paying the course fee, please contact us and we will arrange for appropriate billing. Payment will be online after your enrollment is processed. There is a short-term loan option available through WSU. You may be eligible for financial aid if you are taking additional hours. An additional one-time charge is required for admission to the graduate school. We look forward to working with you.

Supplemental Courses

Courses to extend learning are available for level graduates or for OAKE Certified teachers from other training programs (please see below).

Summer 2023 Financial Aid Application information

Plan on taking Kodály for credit this summer? The Summer 2022 Financial Aid Application is available for completion. Here’s what you need to do to enroll in Summer 2023 classes:

  • Complete the Summer Aid Application* in your myWSU student portal under the myFinances tab, wich is under Financial Aid Links.
  • For extra help, contact financial aid at finaid@wichita.edu, call (316) 978-3430, or go to 203 Jardine Hall between 8:00am and 6:00pm on Mondays and Tuesdays or between 8:00am and 5:00pm Wednesday through Friday.
  • Please allow three (3) weeks for processing.

Music Education Graduate Studies

Check out the WSU Three Summer Graduate Degree. Find out all about summer course offerings at Wichita State here. This summer, along with the Kodály courses, we are offering:

  • Seminar in Music Theory (MUSC830)
  • Choral Tech & Lit (MUSE790)
  • Leadership & Administration in Music Education (MUSE821)
  • Instrumental Lit (MUSE845)
  • Psychology of Music (MUSE855)

Enrollment Instructions

Kodály Training Level One

  • Kodály: Methods Level One MUSE 761 (3 credit hours) CRN#32035
  • Kodály: Solfege Level One MUSE 762 (2 credit hours) CRN#32036
  • Training video from 2014 prep workshop.

Kodály Training Level Two

  • Kodály: Methods Level Two MUSE 763 (3 credit hours) CRN#32037
  • Kodály: Solfege Level Two MUSE 764 (2 credit hours) CRN#32038
  • Training video from 2014 workshop.
  • Training video 2015

Kodály Training Level Three

  • Kodály: Methods Level Three MUSE 765 (3 credit hours) CRN#32039
  • Kodály: Solfege Level Three MUSE 766 (2 credit hours) CRN#32040
  • Level Three training video part 1
  • Level Three training video part 2
  • Level Three training video part 3

Kodály Applications for Levels Graduates (MUSE767)

This workshop/course is designed for students who have completed their Kodály certification. The course assists students in continual development of their individual musicianship, mentoring, and research skills. Students can work individually or with the "applications group" to do folksong research, hone their musicianship (conducting/solfege) skills, or review methodology with levels instructors. Students will be encouraged to sing in the choir. Applications students also may mentor current students as a means of reviewing their levels materials. Some students may assist with grading levels content. What a great way to review your learning and be mentored by our great faculty members.

  • MUSE 767 (2 credits) Section CRN#32041- Dr. Oare
  • Must have completed levels to enroll in this advanced course

Kodály Children Choir Observation

  • MUSE 750 (1 credit) CRN#31452
  • Open to anyone

Additional Information

Please visit the Kodály Music Educators of Kansas (KMEK) website for information and updates on KMEK activities.

Contact steve.oare@wichita.edu for more information.