TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1175 THE BARBER, COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS, HAIR BRAIDING, AND NAIL TECHNOLOGY ACT OF 1985
SECTION 1175.535 CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS COSMETOLOGY TEACHER
Section 1175.535 Curriculum Requirements – Cosmetology Teacher
a) An approved school that intends to provide teacher training must utilize a teacher program that includes a minimum of 1000 clock hours or a 34 credit hour equivalency (1 credit hour equals 30 clock hours) of instruction as follows:
1) 500 hours of Post-Graduate School Training that includes all subjects in the basic cosmetology curriculum in Section 1175.530, including theory and practice. Presentation of material must include the concepts that are intended to be taught and the skills to be acquired during the various phases of basic education.
2) 20 hours of Educational Psychology that shall include, but not be limited to, topics in educational objectives, student characteristics and development, the learning process and an evaluation of learning that relates to teaching. These hours shall be waived on behalf of cosmetology teacher students who have completed a course in Educational Psychology at an accredited college or university.
3) 20 hours of Teaching Methods (Theory) that shall include, but not be limited to, topics in individual differences in learning, lesson planning and design, lesson delivery, assessment of learning performance, classroom management, student motivation and classroom climate. These hours shall be waived on behalf of cosmetology teacher students who have completed a course in Teaching Methods-Secondary Level at an accredited college or university.
4) 150 hours of Application of Teaching Methods that 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.
5) 50 hours of Business Methods that include inventory, recordkeeping, interviewing, supplies, the Illinois Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nail Technology Act of 1985 and 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1175.
6) 260 hours of Student Teaching 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.
b) The approved program for a 500 hour Teacher Training Course shall be based on 2 years of practical experience and shall consist of the Teacher Training Curriculum outlined in subsection (a) of this Section with the exception of the 500 hours of post-graduate training.
(Source: Amended at 30 Ill. Reg. 9503, effective May 10, 2006)