Cosmetology Teacher

6 Months – Total Clock Hours: 500

2024-2025 Tuitions Fees: $6,958

Start Dates: 7/29/2024, 1/6/2025

Admission Requirements

Application Fee, Application for Admission, Enrollment Agreement, High School Diploma or GED, Completion of a PA Department of State approved Cosmetology Program, Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance.

Program Description

This Cosmetology Teachers program is designed to help prepare students to be licensed cosmetology instructors in the State of Pennsylvania. The student is taught the necessary skills and knowledge to train other student stylists and hairdressers. Students are taught how to prepare, organize, and present course content. Upon completion of the Cosmetology Teachers program coursework, the graduate will be eligible to take the Pennsylvania State Board Examination to become a licensed cosmetology instructor.

Maximum # of Students Per Class:  8

Program starts in January and July. Please check with CPI Admissions and review the Program Enrollment Agreement for specific start dates.

Entry-Level Career Opportunities:

  • Salon owner
  • Career & Technical School Teacher
  • Private School Teacher / Owner
  • Beauty Consultant

Courses In This Program Include:

Course Descriptions

CTEA-101 – Basic Teaching Skills for Career Education Instructors
The Basic Teaching Skills for Career Education Instructors course includes instructional information required by most regulatory oversight agencies and national testing agencies for licensure as an instructor. In this course, students are taught the qualities and characteristics of an educator, effective time management, organized work methods, the teaching plan, the learning environment, and managing the educational atmosphere, including those students with adult learning characteristics. Students also are taught the basic learning styles and principles, basic methods of teaching and learning, along with learning to communicate confidently and make effective presentations. This course also reviews effective classroom management and supervision, managing difficult student behaviors and student misconduct. The concept regarding chronic behaviors and symptomatic chronic behaviors, as well as how to cope with and accommodate barriers in learning are reviewed in this course. The course concludes by reviewing program development, lesson planning, educational aids, and technology in the classroom, as well as assessing progress and advising students on desired performance goals and grading, following the Likert Scales and several other types of rating scales and rubrics.
(200 Lecture Hours – 0 Lab Hours)

CTEA-151 – Basic Teaching Skills for Career Education in the Beauty and Wellness Disciplines
The Basic Teaching Skills for Career Education in the Beauty and Wellness Disciplines course includes content specific to most beauty and wellness disciplines. This course reviews material supervised by most regulatory oversight agencies and national testing agencies required for obtaining a license as a Cosmetology instructor. Students are taught how to design the student salon by reviewing the desired goals and practical skills required for teamwork. Students are taught how to build a profitable student salon, develop a successful clientele, and how to upgrade client tickets. This course also reviews career and employment preparation for students and the art of retaining students, new-student orientation, and admissions policies, as well as delivering continuous outstanding customer service.
(200 Lecture Hours – 100 Lab Hours)

CTEA-166 – Professional Development for Career Education Instructors
Professional Development for Career Education Instructors includes advanced material for career education instructors. This course reviews material for the licensed instructor who wants to improve his/her performance as educators. This course will review educator relationships, communication skills, human relations, the best conditions for learning, and the mental health benefits of laughter. This course concludes with teaching success strategies, teamwork, and team motivation, along with interpersonal skills and professional conduct/development planning. (50 Lecture Hours – 50 Lab Hours)