25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

600 Hours

Licensed Nail Techs, Estheticians, or Cosmetologists share your knowledge and insight, mentor, inspire, motivate and open the minds of future beauty professionals.

Obtaining your Teacher’s License opens many other doors in the Beauty Industry. With this license you will become eligible to teach in Private Beauty Academies in your specialized field of training. This is a prerequisite to teach in the Vocational High School settings. Beauty Distributors, and Product Companies are always looking for licensed teachers to promote new products, conduct hands on seminars, do platform work, or be sales consultants.

Having a teacher’s license also permits you to manage salons, this will give you an edge over the other applicants applying for the same job. Completion of the course will prepare the graduate to take a State Board Examination and become a licensed teacher in their specialized field.

2024 Teacher Class Schedule Starting Dates:

Day Classes

  • February 19, 2024
  • April 1, 2024
  • May 6, 2024
  • June 3, 2024
  • July 1, 2024
  • August 5, 2024
  • Sept 9, 2024
  • Oct 7, 2024


The Altoona Beauty School 600 hour Teacher Program will provide teaching skills specific to instruction in the beauty and wellness disciplines to become a successful instructor. The program focuses on teaching methodologies, understanding learning styles, classroom management, student salon management, team building, communication, and student retention. You will learn the latest in lecturing, public speaking, different learning styles, audio visuals, virtual lessons, working with e-books, curriculum development, lesson plan writing, testing and grading skills.

Assisting experienced professional Altoona Beauty School Instructors you will learn hands on training of procedure skills for your specialized area are covered to ensure consistency in teaching of students. All licensed Nail Technician, Esthetician, or Cosmetologists are eligible to enroll in this program.


Full time and Part time students are acceptable. Full time students can complete the course in five months. Altoona Beauty School is flexible to working cosmetologists who are continuing their education. Begin your rewarding career today and make a positive difference in the lives of many. Enroll in our Teacher Training Program call (814)942-3141 with any questions you may have.

Housing and Food (Living Expenses)

$241 (dependent)
$1403 (independent)

Books - Course Materials - Supplies - Equipment


Hours Breakdwon
Administrative Techniques / Salon Management100 hours
Classroom Management70 hrs
Teaching Plans, Methods, Testing65 hrs
Lesson Planning100 hrs
Teaching and Learning Principles40 hrs
Change Developing a Course Study35 hrs
Professional Conduct50 hrs
Teacher Maturity40 hrs
Orientation of Instructing Laws, Rules, and Regs.100 hrs
Total600 hours

Student Testimonials

  • This school has been more than amazing to me. You can really tell that the employees love their
    jobs and want the best education for everyone. I’m really glad I chose this school because I feel
    very confident with my knowledge and education along with the training procedures. I will
    absolutely recommend this school to potential students. Thank you for helping me begin my
    dream career!


    This school has given me so many opportunities. It has helped me one on one with many things
    I’ve struggled with. I would recommend this school and the staff to anyone who is interested or
    asks. The best education I could have asked for.
    Coming here was a great experience and about my disabilities which have me so much hope in
    working in the industry even while I am handicapped. Coach Becca was absolutely inspiring and
    is so dedicated to her students. I wouldn’t change a thing about my time spent here!!

  • Everyone was so helpful throughout my time here and was so kind to me dealing with outside
    responsibilities. I cannot than Jen enough for everything
    Awesome program! I don’t want to leave. Made great memories and met great people. Learned
    a bunch. I am very excited to start working. Becca is a great instructor- Thank you!!


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