Master Cosmetology Instructor

About this Major

Cosmetologists must function effectively under stress, communicate in a professional manner, and establish a rapport with clients and colleagues. They must be flexible, creative, artistic, and have good time management skills in a fast-paced environment. Work is usually indoors with a low to moderate noise level. Prolonged standing and working is often necessary to accomplish tasks.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications:

  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Master Educator Exam
  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Master Educator License

This career major's curriculum meets the professional licensure requirements for Oklahoma but does not meet the licensure requirements for all other states.

Entrance Requirements

Students enrolled in the Cosmetology career major must provide copies of their birth certificate and high school transcript, as well as a 2x3-inch face photo less than one year old and a Cashier's check ($5.00) payable to the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering (OSBCB). A social security number is required on the initial application and is required to obtain a cosmetology license from the OSBCB.

At A Glance

Open To

Adult students


Danforth, Rockwell Campus Center Building, FT Salon Entrance

Total Hours Required



Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.


Daytime, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Students enroll in both sessions

Evening classes available at Rockwell Campus only: Monday — Thursday

  • 3:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Orientation 60 hours
  • Introduction to Teaching & Curriculum 120 hours
  • Course Outline and Development 330 hours
  • Cosmetology Law, School Management, and Record Keeping 90 hours
  • Teaching-Assisting in the Classroom and Clinic 150 hours
  • Practice Teaching-Classroom & Clinic 250 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Basic Cosmetologist

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,200
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbook: $109
  • Uniform/shoes: Up to $120

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students


This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid eligible at Rockwell and Reno; not at Danforth. To obtain the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Master Instructor license, the student will be responsible for the $5 State Board Registration fee. Francis Tuttle will pay the State Board Exam Registration fee ($35) and the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Master Instructor License Fee ($50) after the student obtains a passing score on the state licensure tests.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range


per hour

Pass Rate



Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Salons, day spas, facial/makeup studios, nail salons, modeling agencies, cosmetic physician's offices, department store salon or makeup counter, professional product companies, assisted living centers, educational facilities

Cosmetology photo for adult class