Instructor Program - Courses

600 HOURS – 18-20 WEEKS 
The primary purpose of the Instructor Course is to train the student in the basic teaching skills, educational judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to pass the State Board examination and for competency in job entry-level employment as an Instructor or related career avenue.

Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

  • Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self confidence.
  • Practice proper grooming and effective communications skills and visual poise.
  • Understand employer-employee relationships and respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received.
  • Perform the basic skills necessary for teaching including writing lesson plans, performing lectures and demonstrations, directing student projects, using library resources and audio-visual aids, conducting theory class instruction and measuring student achievement, supervising clinic operations, and maintaining required student records.
  • Apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.

To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to techniques, communications skills and teaching methodologies to improve teaching skills.

50 The Professional Teacher:

The Teacher: Personality; Technical Knowledge; Practitioner and Program Review; Teacher Characteristics;
Teachers as Professionals; Preparation for Teaching: Planning and Developing the Course; Preparing Lesson Plans; Steps of Teaching: Preparation; Presentation; Application; Testing; Career and Employment Information: Professional Ethics, Effective Communications and Human Relations; Compensation Packages and Payroll Deductions; Licensing Requirements and Regulations; Fundamentals of Business Management

100 Student Motivation and Learning:

Laws Governing Learning Processes; Student Motivation; Student Participation; Student Personalities; Individual Differences

200 Methods, Management, and Materials:

Methods, Procedures, Teaching and Presentation Techniques: Lectures, Demonstrations, Practice Activities, Questioning Techniques, Results, Special Situations; Classroom Management: Physical Environment, Administrative Responsibilities (records management and applicable organizational and regulatory requirements), Student Discipline, Class Supervision, Classroom Routine, Corrective Measures; Teaching materials: Audio-Visual Aids, Value of Teaching Aids, Correct Usage, Miscellaneous Teaching Materials (textbooks, workbooks, reference books, creative aids)

150 Testing and Evaluation:

Testing: Purpose, Development and Use of Performance Tests, Written Tests, Standardized Tests;
Assessment of Student Learning; Assessment of Overall Progress

60 Evaluation:

Academic Advising; General Student Abilities; Student Achievement, Teacher Evaluation


Instructor Practical Requirements
Student Instructors will have available a personal cosmetology or esthetics textbook and personal implements as needed for demonstrations throughout the program. During the course of study, the student Instructor will be required to complete the following:

  • Personal Purpose Statement
  • Student Instructor Notebook with assigned components
  • Completion of the Learning Reinforcement Activities in the Textbook including Journaling Accomplishments and Discoveries.
  • Review of Milady’s Master Instructor DVD series.
  • Completion of Independent Student Teaching in Theory Classroom and Laboratory.
  • Completion of required tests including a final written and practical exam.
  • Completion of an employment portfolio and resume for job entry level position.
  • Preparation and conduct of new student orientation for cosmetology or esthetics and specialty course students.
  • Completion of all other projects as assigned by the supervising Instructor such as new student registration, monthly state board hours report, out-processing a graduating student, monitoring dispensary and inventory for lab work, etc.

It is the responsibility of the student to have all daily work recorded on the daily worksheet, provided by Entourage and then verified by an Instructor. Daily records are to be submitted to administration by the end of the day on Friday, for the current week. These records are kept in the student file and monitored by various regulatory agencies. In order for a student to graduate, all required practices must be rated as Satisfactory to be counted for course completion.