Teacher Training (Cosmetology) Program

The State of California does not currently offer any licensing or certification for the Teacher Training (Cosmetology) program. Students enrolled in this course will receive a certificate of completion to enhance their educational qualifications.

TEACHER TRAINING (COSMETOLOGY) (SOC 25-1194, CIP # 12.0413) (600 Clock Hours)

The curriculum for students enrolled in a Teacher Training (Cosmetology) program shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations in teaching the art of cosmetology, as defined in section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Instruction will be taught in English. Practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the instructor trainee of teaching techniques and principles. Please note 110 hours will be devoted to clinic/theory experience which shall include all phases of being an Instructor.

SUBJECTSMinimum Technical Instructional HoursMinimum Practical Operations

1.     Total 600 hours of technical & practical training

Laws and Regulations shall include, but is not limited to, the following issues: The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board's Rules and Regulations.


Preparatory instruction: (A) Instructional techniques: method of instruction, lecture; demonstration; performance; communication skills; instructional aids and the use of questions to promote learning


Preparatory instruction: (B) Organization techniques: 4 step teaching method: performance objectives; and learning domains, etc.


Preparatory instruction: (C) Lesson planning: Subject; title; outlines; development; and visual aids, etc.


Preparatory instruction: (D) Techniques of evaluation: purpose of tests; types of tests; test administration; scoring; and grading , etc.


Conducting classroom and technical instructions and demonstrations for three (3) or more students on all practices of cosmetology, including the Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Rules and Regulations. (Shall be conducted under the supervision of a licensed instructor)


Supervising and Training of students while they are practicing the art of cosmetology on a live person or mannequin in a classroom or laboratory.


*** A student enrolled in the instructor training course may not engage in the school in a complete service connected with any practice or combination of practices of cosmetology upon a paying patron who is paying for services or materials and shall not be permitted to enroll in a second course except following examination failure after the preceding course.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: Instructors will be utilizing various instructional methods including, but not limited to, on-site education, hands-on education, textbooks, videos, study guides, and lectures. If utilizing Distance learning, instructors will also incorporate a combination of Zoom, Milady MindTap, and pre-recorded classes.

TEACHER TRAINING (Cosmetology) PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: To help develop the ability to:

  1. Teach related information, manipulative operations, and techniques.

  2. Use various teaching aids, such as instruction sheets, visual aids and tests.
    To provide information about:

    1. Specific teaching techniques used by the vocational teacher in the working area and in the classroom.

TO DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION OF: The necessity for constant effort towards achievement of professional competency as a teacher and the importance of developing personal characteristics that contributes to success in teaching.

SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED: Develop occupational experiences and personal characteristics that will upgrade the cosmetology profession by producing quality students, develop lesson plans, outlines, procedures and tests that will insure student comprehension and will instill the will to learn in even the most difficult student, development of a course content reflecting a comprehensive, correlated unit of study, development of instructional materials that will facilitate set-up and preparation of class and development of supplemental teaching aids that will give the student a variety of ideas from which to draw and maintain motivation.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Once the student has completed their program’s required clock hours, and completed the required theory hours and practical operations with a minimum grade average of 70%, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation from the school.

STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: At this time, the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology does not license this program.

GRADING SYSTEM: Students are evaluated on a regular basis on theory, practical and clinical work. The evaluations are measured on a standard percentile basis and the percentage equated to a letter grade. At the end of each evaluation period, each student will meet with an instructor to be given their Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation results. Student will then acknowledge results by student signature on Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation form and copies maintained in their student file. This evaluation form reflects the overall Attendance and Academic progress of the student. Students must maintain a "C" (70%) average to maintain satisfactory academic status. The system detailed below is the system utilized in the school.

90% - 100%A.....Excellent 70-100 POINTS= Satisfactory

80% - 89%


0- 69 POINTS

= Unsatisfactory

70% - 79%


0% - 69%


BOOKS:Milady's Master Educator, 3rd Edition
Exam Review Book

Once the kit items have been issued to the student, they become the responsibility of the student. Kit supplies may vary due to manufacturer availability.



La Quinta Campus - Main Campus

79450 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
Tel: (760) 772-5950
Fax: (760) 772-1295

Hemet Campus- Branch Location

3643 W. Florida Ave.
Hemet, CA 92545
Tel: (951) 769-0675
Fax: (951) 769-0803