It is recommended that students complete twelve semester hours of college level education as approved by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology before enrolling in the Cosmetology Teacher Training Option. These hours must be completed before a student will be allowed to take the cosmetology instructor licensing examination. More information concerning these hours can be obtained from the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology.
The curriculum is designed for students who have at least two years active practical experience as a licensed cosmetologist and currently hold a valid Mississippi cosmetology license. The curriculum complies with the standards of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology and the requirement for 750 contact hours for students.
Students are required to receive 12 hours of theory; 68 hours of skill preparation and clinic work; 164 hours concerning the professional teacher's skills and preparation techniques; 99 hours concerning student motivation and learning skills; 332 hours of methods, management, and material procedures and techniques; 65 hours of testing and evaluation skills; and 10 hours of cosmetology laws, rules, and regulation.
Successful completion of the program entitles students to a Cosmetology Teacher Training diploma and, upon meeting the requirements of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, qualifies them for licensing examinations as cosmetology instructors.