Cosmetology Master Instructor Career Major - Overview

Cosmetology Master Instructor

Cosmetology Master Instructor
Career Major Length
1000 hours
Who Can Enroll
M-Th 3:00-9:30pm
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This major prepares students to become licensed as qualified teachers of cosmetology theory and practice in industry as well as in public or private institutions.  Students receive training in teaching methods, course outlining and development, and appropriate evaluation techniques. Included are law, beauty school management, and recordkeeping as well as a practice teaching component in the classroom and clinic. To obtain state licensing, students must complete 1000 hours of instruction and pass the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology written and practical exams. (Students may complete 500 hours with 2 years industry experience)

Career Major Length
1000.00Total Hours
Course Title
Orientation & Review of Cosmetology Curriculum
Introduction to Teaching
Course Outline & Development
Law, Beauty School Management & Recordkeeping
Teaching & Assisting in the Classroom & Clinic
Practice Teaching in the Classroom & Clinic

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • Ability to get along with others
  • Leadership skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Knowledge in subject matter area
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self discipline
  • Good communication skills

Required Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Oklahoma Cosmetology License for Nail Technician
  • Letter from Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology to confirm the 500-hour instructor career major eligibility
  • English proficiency test for those who speak English as a second language
  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology registration; $5.00 fee is required
  • An employment authorization card or a social security number is required for this program due to licensure requirements.

Student Organizations

  • SkillsUSA

Industry Accreditations

  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology

Metro Tech Accreditations

  • Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education (OBCTE)
  • Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE)