Instructor Course Outline

Description of Course

Instructor training is defined as the study and practice in the skill of basic teaching, educational judgement, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to pass the state board examination, as well as for competency in entry level employment as an Instructor or related position.

Course Goals

Our primary objective is to prepare students for the state licensing examination to become a gainfully employed licensed Instructor.

Instructor Curriculum

Required preparatory training: 50 Hours

  • Teaching of theory and practical operation, selecting subject matter for class lecture, preparing class lectures, conducting a review of all subjects taught, preparing and grading examinations, demonstrating practical operations and teaching practical operations

Class Attendance: 100 Hours

  • Classes will be conducted by a licensed Instructor to prepare teacher trainee to properly lecture and demonstrate on all subjects of Cosmetology

Conducting Theory Class: 50 Hours

  • Conducting Theory classes under the supervision of a licensed Instructor

Conducting Practical Classes: 300 Hours

  • Conducting practical classes in Cosmetology, Aesthetics, or Manicuring

Method of Keeping Student Records: 10 Hours
Individual Training / Practice of Cosmetology: 89 Hours

  • Training on subjects in which the individual Instructor may be deficient or in the practice of Cosmetology.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: 1 Hour
A licensed Instructor will supervise all classes conducted by a Student Instructor.

Grading Procedures for Cosmetology

Written and practical evaluations are made throughout the course. All students’ academic progress will be measured according to the following scale:

Grading Scale

Grading Scale 
Excellent94 – 100
Average80 – 93
Fair70 – 79
Failing69 and lower

Grades of less than 70% are not acceptable and must be brought up to an acceptable level (70% or higher). Retesting is available on Fridays. Progress reviews are performed monthly.

Instructional Methods

The clock-hour education program is provided through a sequential set of learning steps that address specific tasks necessary for State Board preparation, graduation, and entry-level job skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. The program is presented through comprehensive lesson plans that reflect educational methods. Subject matter is presented by means of lecture, demonstration and interactive student participation. Audiovisual aids, activities, and other related learning methods are used for program delivery.