Dalton Institute of  Esthetics ​and Cosmetology Instructor Training

Instructor Training



Instructors Training for all Programs

Have you ever wanted to teach? Unlock your potential as a beauty educator with our comprehensive instructor training program, which covers Cosmetology, Nails, and Esthetician. 

After completing your training as a Master Cosmetologist (1500 hours), Nail Technician (600 hours), and Esthetician (1000 hours), the Instructor Training program serves as an excellent continuation to enable you to teach and inspire future professionals in these programs.

Whether you're passionate about shaping the next generation of professionals or seeking to enhance your career opportunities, our training equips you with the knowledge and skills needed for success. 

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Practical Applications

Courses  Required Hours
Theory 250
Theory Sciences 320
Hair Removal  75
Sanitizing & Disinfection 5
Make-up 90
Facials 115
Body Treatment  70
Spa/Salon Management Desk  75
Total Hours required  1000


1. To instill the knowledge of basic classroom management techniques and conflict resolution

2. To create lesson plans and classroom curriculum specific to the program's goals.

3. Master various traditional and technological instruction delivery methods for evolving student needs.

4. To understand the importance of individual student success and learning in the classroom.

5. To promote mutual esteem, goodwill, harmony, and cooperation with professional and related organizations.

6. To prepare for state board examination and a professional career as an instructor. 

Course Format/Instructional Methods

Our instructors present the course materials through lectures, visual aids, games, guest speakers, competitions, etc. This hybrid online/on-campus program consists of 225 online and 525 physical contact hours. The program follows a strict week-by-week sequence of instruction. This course prepares the student to pass the state board and excel in the beauty industry. 

Grading System

Student Academic Progress (i.e., evaluation on theory, practical, and clinical work will be evaluated throughout the program and reviewed at specific clock hour mid-points specific to each program. Each student is expected to achieve a minimum grade point and attendance average of 70%. The grading system shall be as follows:

100 - 90% A (Excellent)
89.9 - 80% B (Above Average)
79.9 – 70% C (Satisfactory)
69.9% D Below F (Failing).

Student grades will be calculated based on a combination of theory and practical exam scores earned in each unit of study. 

Graduation Requirements

(i) documented attendance for the total hours of instruction contracted in the program under state law requirements

(ii) have an overall GPA of 70% or above

(iii) tuition contract and course costs are fulfilled (payment plan established, if necessary

Physical Demands

Instructors may stand for long periods, work long hours, and have an atypical workweek (i.e., Tuesday through Saturday).

Safety Requirements

Must be able to read and follow manufacturers’ instructions for all chemicals and products used.

Must be aware of possible hazards while using electricity.

Earnings Potential

US Department of Labor states that the average salary for entry-level instructors of adult learners is between $15.00 and $22.00 an hour in a school unless one goes to a technical college to

work, and the salaries there will vary. The employment outlook depends on various factors, including trends and events affecting overall employment, location, employment turnover, occupational growth, etc. Jobs for adult education teachers are expected to grow faster than average. 

Licensing Requirements

Once the course is completed, you must have 2 picture IDs and a money order for $109.00 to be submitted to PSI, Inc. so that a test can be scheduled. The graduate is then sent a letter from the testing agency, which informs him or her of where and when the test is scheduled based on the noted preference when the form was submitted. Once the test is completed, the results are sent to the graduate, the board, and the school. 

Required Courses

Course Name Hours Chapters Covered
COS 510
Theory of General Education I
125 V1 - 1, 2, 3
COS 520
Theory of General Education II
125 V1 - 3, 4, 5
COS 530
Teaching Techniques & A/V Aids I
 125 V1 - 6, 7, 8, 9
COS 540
Teaching Techniques & A/V Aids II
 100 V1-10, 11 V2 - 9
COS 600
Practice of Teaching I
 90 V2 - 1, 2, 3
COS 610
Practice of Teaching II
185 V2 - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

A. General Education = 100

100 credit/100 clock hours

1. Cosmetology Laws and rules = (25) – (25 credit/25 clock hours); and

2. Principles of teaching nail care = (75) – (75 credit/75 clock hours).

B. Teaching techniques and audiovisual aids = 75

75 credit/75 clock hours

1. Curriculum development;

2. Lesson plans and presentations;

3. Classroom management and discipline;

4. Demonstrations and Theory lectures; and

5. Various methods of evaluation.

C. Practice teaching = 75

75 credit/75 clock hours

Graduates in this industry have gone on to work as instructors in a cosmetology school, provide continuing education classes, own schools, own salons, and represent industry interests. (Please note that no job can ever be guaranteed.)