Cosmetology Instructor, Certificate of Technology

Program Information

Helping other people look and feel their best is one of the most fulfilling career paths you can take. A life in cosmetology gives you this kind of satisfaction, but have you ever wanted to inspire others? Our program for cosmetology instructors can give you the training you need to become a professional instructor allowing you to prepare for a career in teaching students pursuing careers in cosmetology. The instructor’s program prepares students for job opportunities in high schools, higher education, and private institutions as well-rounded instructors.

The San Jacinto College cosmetology instructor program:

  • Is designed for licensed cosmetologists, manicurists, or facialists who have acquired salon experience and are looking to teach cosmetology;
  • Prepares students for professional positions as cosmetology instructors; and
  • Prepares students to be eligible for the state credentialing exam, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Cosmetology Instructor License Examination.

Career Opportunities

Students completing a San Jacinto College cosmetology instructor program will qualify to teach in the cosmetology industry with an emphasis on instructional presentations and clinic management.

Earning Potential

Vocational Education Teachers in Secondary Schools: $60,466 per year1

For more information, students may contact North campus, 281-998-6150, x7168 or South campus, 281-998-6150, x3587.


North Campus
South Campus


The cosmetology instructor certificate of technology program is designed to meet the needs of those students who desire to enter the world of education in a minimum amount of time. This program will provide the student with the training necessary to provide proper instruction in varied classroom situations. Emphasis will be on classroom management, curriculum development, evaluation methods, and the use of media in the classroom.

Before registering for the cosmetology instructor courses listed in the Plan of Study, the student must have a valid Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation License and must provide evidence of a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The College prefers that students have two years of work experience.


For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that your criminal history could keep you from being licensed by the state of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or Department Chair.

For more information about requirements, students may visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR):

Plan of Study

North and South campuses


Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
CSME 1435 Orientation to the Instruction of Cosmetology 4
CSME 1534 Cosmetology Instructor I 5
Second Term
CSME 2414 Cosmetology Instructor II 4
CSME 2549 Cosmetology Instructor III 5
Third Term
CSME 2445 Instructional Theory and Clinic Operation 4
CSME 2544 Cosmetology Instructor IV 5
 Total Credits27

Verification of workplace competencies: Eligible for the Texas Cosmetology Commission Instructor Licensure Exam Program