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500/1500 Music (all) (for program completers before 1982)

The license holder may teach any music subject in grades K-12.

505/1505 Music (instrumental)

The license holder may teach all band and orchestral instruments and ensembles made up of these instruments in grades K-12.

The license holder may teach general music in grades 7-12.

506/1506 Instrumental Music

The license holder may teach all band and orchestral instruments and ensembles made up of these instruments in grades K-12.

The license holder may also teach individual or small group instruction on band or orchestral instruments and enrichment courses in music theory or conducting.

510/1510 Music (vocal)

The license holder may teach choral and general music grades K-12.

511/1511 Choral Music

The license holder may teach large and small choral ensembles plus voice and vocal techniques.

The license holder may also teach secondary level enrichment course in music theory or conducting.

515/1515 General Music – Grades K-6:

The license holder may teach classroom music plus large and small choral ensembles.

The license holder may also instruction on fretted instruments, keyboard, melodic percussion (steel drums), and rhythm instruments.

515/1515 General Music – Grades 7-12:

The license holder may teach all music courses other than band, orchestral or choral performing groups. Included are such courses as music theory, conducting, music history, fretted instruments, electronic music, keyboard, humanities, allied arts, folk music, music appreciation, et cetera.

536/1536 Dance

A discrete course in dance can only be taught by an educator who holds a license in Dance (536/1536) with the appropriate grade or developmental level as specified on the license.

An educator who holds a Physical Education (530/1530) license can teach a unit of dance within a physical education course.