COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
Cosmetology Instructor Training Program
Cosmetology instructors play an important role in empowering and educating future cosmetologists. To become a cosmetology instructor, you will utilize your education and experience as a licensed cosmetologist in order to step into the role of an educator.
The Cosmetology Instructor Training Program at Delta Technical College (DTC) will teach you a variety of techniques and principles that you will rely on throughout your teaching career, including:
Teaching Methodology | Learning Strategies | Professional Development
In addition to learning classroom theory, each student in the Cosmetology Instructor Training Program will observe and assist experienced licensed instructors in both the classroom and The Salon. You will also receive assistance preparing for the state practical and written licensing examinations required by The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology to become a licensed cosmetology instructor.
Start the path to your new career as an educator with the Cosmetology Instructor Training Program at DTC!
- Must be 21 years of age or turning 21 prior to your graduation date.
- Students must have an active cosmetology license in the state of Mississippi.
- Completion of the MS Board of Cosmetology Student Enrollment Form is required at time of application.
- Students must meet with the Director of Cosmetology prior to admittance into the program.
- The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology will require proof of 6 college credits in Board approved classes prior to sitting for the instructor exam.
- Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
- Theory Observation
- Skill Observation
- The Professional Teacher
- Student Motivation and Learning
- Methods, Management, and Materials
- Testing and Evaluation
- Cosmetology Law, Rules, and Regulations
Cosmetology Instructor FAQ
The first step to become a cosmetology instructor is to earn your high school diploma or GED. Then, you can complete a cosmetology training program. For example, you can earn a diploma from a cosmetology program at a vocational school. After completing a cosmetology training program, you must take your state’s cosmetology license exam to become a licensed cosmetologist. Before becoming an instructor, most cosmetologists gain anywhere from 2-5 years of salon or cosmetology industry experience prior to stepping into an instructor role.
In many cases, to become a cosmetology instructor you must also have an additional cosmetology instructor license. In order to earn this license, you must complete an instructor training program. Requirements vary by state, but typically range between 500 and 1,000 instructor training hours. In Mississippi, cosmetology instructors must have 1,000 hours of instructor training in a licensed school of cosmetology. For more information, see your state requirements or visit the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.
- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for career and technical education teachers was $58,110 in May 2019. Source: BLS.
The majority of career and technical educators, such as cosmetology instructors, work in postsecondary educational institutions. However, they can also work in secondary schools or middle schools. The largest employers of career and technical educators are junior colleges, followed by technical and trade schools. They can also work at colleges, universities, or professional schools. Source: BLS.
Is Becoming a Cosmetology Instructor Right for You?
Cosmetology instructors from the Cosmetology School at Delta Technical College share career insights.
“The most rewarding part of my career is being able to inspire students through my own story and experiences and to help them gain a place in the industry that I am so proud to be a part of. Education takes passion and heart! Educators have to continuously invest in their professional growth. Seeing my students set a goal and succeed is the most rewarding part of what I do!” – Demitria Pullin, Director of Cosmetology Program
“I grew so much as a stylist because you learn so much being out in the field. What I like most about being an educator is being able to help others learn how to make people feel beautiful about themselves.” – Shelbie Gilbert, Cosmetology Instructor
“The thing I like most about being an educator is being able to change lives by inspiring, encouraging, and motivating students to reach their goals. Just remember you are influencer, it’s our job to inspire.” – Chasity Langston, Cosmetology Instructor & Placement Coordinator
Delta Technical College offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest DTC campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
Cosmetology Instructor Training — Prepare for a Career in Teaching
The cosmetology teacher training at Delta Technical College gives you supervised teaching practice in a real educational setting – The School of Cosmetology at Delta Technical College. This training provides the opportunity for you to apply the practices and theories you learn in both a classroom and a student salon setting.
The cosmetology instructor training prepares you to become a knowledgeable, well-rounded professional educator – and to inspire future generations of cosmetologists to pursue a career in the beauty industry.
Cosmetology instructor training at DTC includes the following subjects:
- Educational Psychology
- Learning Philosophy
- Lesson Planning and Curriculum
- Classroom Management
- Instructional Methods
- Assessment Methods
- The Art of Teaching
- Core Life Sciences
- Business Methods
- Theory Related to Technical Skills
- Supervised Classroom/Clinic Teaching
- Mindful Teaching
Delta Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
Delta Tech is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.