How to Become a Cosmetology Instructor


What is a Cosmetology Instructor?

A Cosmetology Instructor is a licensed beauty professional that has been trained to and has demonstrated the skills and knowledge necessary to teach aspiring beauty professionals.  Licensed Cosmetology Instructors may find entry-level employment opportunities as cosmetology and nail technician instructors, school directors, state board members, and state board inspectors. Jobs in this specialty can be found in trade and beauty schools, community colleges, and other types of higher learning or career training institutions.


How do you become a Cosmetology Instructor?

It’s always best to check the requirements in the state in which you want to work.   Requirements may vary state to state.  For those who wish to become a licensed Cosmetology Instructor in the State of Michigan, candidates will have to meet requirements which include (but are not limited to) being a licensed cosmetologist, completing no less than 500 hours of instructor training, and passing the state licensure exam.  For additional information on how to become a licensed manicurist in the State of Michigan, you can visit the Michigan Board of Cosmetology website.

 


What does a Cosmetology Instructor do?

Cosmetology Instructors, once licensed, may be found performing a variety of tasks.  These include (but are not limited to) creating and delivering cosmetology school curriculum to students, planning lessons, guiding and mentoring students, managing students in a classroom environment, and providing assessments of students work and skills while in school.

 


What are benefits of being a Cosmetology Instructor?

Those who pursue a career as a Cosmetology Instructor may choose to do so for a variety of reasons.  For some, they have a love of teaching, and wish to give back to their profession by training aspiring cosmetologists.  For others, they may wish to take their career to the next level and by training to become a Cosmetology Instructor, they can take on new challenges and responsibilities within the beauty field.  Others may wish to pursue opportunities as a Cosmetology Instructor to supplement their current career.

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The Dorsey School of Beauty Cosmetology Instructor program


What topics are covered in the Cosmetology Instructor program at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor?

The Cosmetology Instructor program at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor will expose students to a variety of topics.  These include knowledge of the traditional cosmetology school curriculum, course outlining and development, lesson planning, teaching techniques, teaching aids, and more.  Students in the Cosmetology Instructor program will also have the opportunity to obtain valuable hands-on experience by practicing and honing their teaching skills in the clinic and theory classrooms at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor.


How long is the Cosmetology Instructor program at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor?

The Cosmetology Instructor program at Dorsey School of Beauty is 500 hours.  Student hours and contact time will be individually scheduled and contracted by each student. For example, 45 weeks of contact time (if a student attends 12 hours per week) or 17 weeks of contact time (if a student attends 35 hours per week).

 


What is the tuition for the Cosmetology Instructor program at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor?

The tuition and fees for the Cosmetology Instructor program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI can be accessed by visiting our Student Consumer Information page.


How can I enroll in the Cosmetology Instructor program?

If you’d like to enroll in the Cosmetology Instructor program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI, you may request information on our website or contact the campus directly at (866) 305-0404.

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