COSMETOLOGY TEACHER COURSE UNITS AND HOURS
The Primary goals of the Niles School of Cosmetology is to provide training to individuals in preparation for the state of Illinois licensing examinations in Cosmetology and Cosmetology Instruction; and to place such individuals in the fields of Cosmetology and Cosmetology Education.
The following breakdown of the units of theoretical and practical instruction necessary for completing the 1000 hour course, as prescribed by Illinois statute. Please note that the actual sequence of instruction may vary.
Post Graduate School Training – 500 hours
This includes all subjects in the basic cosmetology curriculum including theory and practice. Presentation of material includes the concepts that are taught and the skills to be acquired during the various phases of basic education.
Educational Psychology – 20 hours
Classroom instruction shall include topics in educational objectives, student characteristics and development, the learning process and an evaluation of learning that relates to teaching.
Note: The requirement above may be waived if the student can present documentation demonstrating that the teacher trainee has completed a course in Educational Psychology at an accredited college or university.
Teaching Methods – 20 hours
Classroom instruction shall include topics in individual differences in learning, lesson planning and design, lesson delivery, assessment of learning performance, classroom management, student motivation and classroom climate.
Note:The requirement above may be waived if the student can present documentation demonstrating that the teacher trainee has completed a course in Teaching Methods – Secondary Level at an accredited college or university.
Application of Teaching Methods – 150 hours
Classroom instruction shall include preparation and organization of subject matter to be presented on a unit by unit basis, and presentation of subject matter through application of varied methods (lecture, demonstration, testing and assignments). Presentations must provide teaching objectives to be accomplished and correlate theoretical with practical application.
Business Methods – 50 hours
Classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas: inventory, record-keeping, interviewing supplies, the Illinois Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology Act of 1985 and 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1175.
Student Teaching – 260 hours
Under the on-site supervision of an Illinois Licensed teacher. The student teacher shall present theoretical and practical demonstrations to students in the basic curriculum.
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