At the beauty academy in Turnersville, licensed cosmetologists enhance their professional skills and open up the doors to additional career opportunities through a specialized cosmetology instructor-training program. This 600-hour program builds upon students’ prior cosmetology experience and gives them the skills required to become effective cosmetology school instructors. “We prepare students really well by giving them not only knowledge of the field, but also providing them with opportunities to practice their teaching skills,” cosmetology instructor Karen Ratti said.
This preparation at our beauty academy in Turnersville includes a combination of classroom instruction and student teaching opportunities to build confidence and prepare students for the instructor licensing exam. In the classroom, students learn effective teaching strategies, curriculum development, teacher-student communication skills, lesson planning and record keeping. Then, in the student clinic, students put these skills to work by working directly with aspiring cosmetologists who are just getting started in the field. Here, they’ll oversee students as they work on clients, answer questions and help refine their techniques.
This combination of theoretical and hands-on experience at cosmetology instructor schools gives students the best possible training and allows them to fully prepare for the licensing exam after graduation.
Choosing Between Cosmetology Instructor Schools in New Jersey
Before you enroll in a program, it’s important to evaluate cosmetology instructor schools carefully to ensure you’re getting the best education possible. One important way to do this, is to schedule an appointment at each school you’re considering to speak with an admissions representative and tour the school. You’ll also want to book an appointment for a service in the student clinic to gauge the clinic’s professionalism.
“At the beauty academy in Turnersville, graduates are prepared and ready to go out into the workforce,” Ratti said. “The training students receive goes way beyond preparing for the state boards; our goal is to give our students the best possible start to their careers.”