While completing the Cosmetology Instructor certificate, the student will learn rules and regulations related to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) testing and licensing; teaching methodologies and lesson plan development; classroom management; evaluation and assessment techniques; skills for successful completion of TDLR testing for instructor licensure. Must already have an active Texas Cosmetology Operator License.

The AAS degree plan in Cosmetology Instructor is designed to work with the Certificate Program. In addition to Cosmetology Instructor courses, the student will take freshman and sophomore level college courses. These courses will help prepare the student for a career in Instruction. In order to be employed in higher education, such as the Community College level or public school system such as high school, the AAS degree is necessary. The student who completes the AAS degree as well as becomes a licensed Cosmetology Instructor will have more opportunities for employment. The following is a suggested course of study for students beginning the program in the fall.

Instructors complete six courses, CSME 1435-CSME 2544 with a grade of “C” or better, to acquire credit and clock hours and be eligible to take the TDLR exam for licensure.

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Cosmetology Instructor

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 4
CSME 1534 Cosmetology Instructor I 5
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Semester #2
CSME 2549 Cosmetology Instructor III 5
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory and Clinical Operation 4
CSME 2544 Cosmetology Instructor IV 5
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours27
This is a suggested course of study for students beginning the program in the fall.
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Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science - Cosmetology Instructor

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 4
CSME 1534 Cosmetology Instructor I 5
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1318
Interpersonal Communication
or Public Speaking
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4
CSME 2549 Cosmetology Instructor III 5
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
ENGL 1302
Composition II
or Technical Writing
3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #3
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory and Clinical Operation 4
CSME 2544 Cosmetology Instructor IV 5
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #4
Mathematics 1 Select from Core Curriculum3
American History/Government-Political Science/Social-Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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or MATH 1332