A North Carolina teaching license permits a teacher to teach all areas of music in grades K–12. Students generally elect to pursue a choral/general emphasis, which prepares them to be general music specialists and choral conductors, or an instrumental emphasis, which prepares them to be band or orchestra conductors.
North Carolina has reciprocal contracts with numerous states, which means that states with similar standards for teachers have contracted to issue licenses on a reciprocity basis.
If students plan to seek licensure outside North Carolina, they should consult Music Education Coordinator Fran Page or Meredith's School of Education early in the teacher education preparation.
For more information on Meredith's School of Education, visit www.meredith.edu/education.