The North Carolina SDPI Music Licensure, K-12, offers a broad range within its certification. Music licensure (K-12) is offered in choral music and instrumental music at Greensboro College. Music education majors study one principal instrument which includes a band or orchestral brass or woodwind instrument, percussion, organ, piano, voice, orchestral string instrument and guitar. Students may elect to study a second principal instrument. Music education majors are required to participate in at least four semesters of a large ensemble pertaining to their principal applied study (Concert Band, Marching/Concert Band, Orchestra, or Chorale) and at least two semesters of a small ensemble as recommended by their principal applied teacher.

These programs prepare students for licensure in public school music while enabling them to achieve a high level of professional competence in their chosen fields as well as preparing them for entrance into graduate study.