Barber Instructor Program

The mission of Top Of The Line Barber School is to provide each student with TOP OF THE LINE knowledge and skills, not only to pass the state licensing requirements, but to build a foundation for continuing education in each student’s professional field with the objective of obtaining the highest degree of excellence to establish and maintain a lifelong and rewarding professional career.

Top of the Line Barber Schools primary mission of the Instructor Program is to train the student in the basic teaching skills, educational judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to pass the State Board examination and for competency in entry level employment as an Instructor or related career avenue.

Philosophy

Top of the Line seeks to implement its philosophy based on providing programs designed for student achievement as follows:

  • Discipline based on structured training to achieving a standard of excellence in the process of becoming licensed.
  • Professionalism is becoming proficient in every aspect of life, especially in the field of Beauty and Barbering.
  • Top of the Line Barber Schools vision is to train every student to become astute entrepreneurs and business professionals.

Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to: 

  • Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence. 

  • Practice proper grooming and effective communication skills and visual poise. 

  • Understand employer-employee relationships and respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received. 

  • Perform the basic manipulative skills including hair styling, shaping, bleaching, tinting, chemical reformation, scalp/hair conditioning, facials, shaving, honing and stropping. 

  • Perform the basic  skills necessary for teaching including writing lesson plans, performing lectures and demonstrations, directing student projects, using library resources and audio-visual aids, conducting theory class instruction and measuring student achievement, supervising clinic operations, and maintaining required student records.

  • Apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures. 

The curriculum to prepare a barber for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the Registered Barber Instructor License will consist of 750 Hours to include the following:

Instruction in theory consisting of 175 hours:

Lesson Planning

Personality and professional conduct

Development of a barber course

Student learning principles

Principles of teaching

Basic teaching methods

Teaching aids

Testing

Self-evaluation

Teaching adults

Classroom problems

Classroom management

15 hours

15 hours

15 hours

10 hours

35 hours

35 hours

10 hours

10 hours

10 hours

10 hours

5 hours

5 hours 

Instruction in practical work, consisting of 575 hours: 

Assisting with student

Theory class (assisting teacher, observing, teaching)

Learning office procedures and state laws

Grading test papers (assisting teacher, observing, grading)

350 hours

150 hours

50 hours

25 hours

Education is provided as a set of learning steps to achieve the skill necessary to graduate, pass the State Examinations and be employed in the field.  Students follow the Milady’s Master Educator Textbook and the Instructors are guided by the Milady Course Management Guide Lesson Plans.  Subjects are presented by means of lecture, instructor demonstrations, and student participation (student projects). In addition the student instructors will demonstrate their level of competency through completion of required classroom and clinic student teaching activities. Audio-Visual aids (DVDs, slides presented in the classroom, etc.) , guest speaker, and field trips.

All students must keep a cumulative grade of at least a “C” (70) in order to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. The grade will be an average of the practice and theory work. Cumulative grade refers to the grades since the start of the program.

Written tests will be graded according to the following scale:

100-90

89-80

79-70

69-60

59-50

49-0

A

B

C

D

F

I

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Failing

Incomplete

Practical and clinical work will be graded as follows:

100-90

89-80

79-70

69-60

59-50

49-0

A

B

C

D

F

I

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Failing

Incomplete

One (1) written test is given at the end of each chapter to determine academic progress; and at least two (2) comprehensive practical tests are given during the program of study.  If a student misses a test or fails an assignment, they can be made up by making arrangements with an instructor as to the date and time.  Minimal test grade for makeup work must be an 80/B. Practical grading procedures will be handed out for each program.

These are a few of the job opportunities the graduate student will have once they get licensed:

  • Salon Owner
  • School Owner
  • School Manager
  • Instructor for the Class A Barber, Hair Weaving, and Manicurist Courses
  • Barber/Beauty supply store associate
  • Barber/Beauty supply distributor
  • Product Developer
  • Product Representative/Consultant
  • Product Educator
  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Textbook Sixth Edition
  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Work Book Sixth Edition
  • Master Educator Student Course Book Third Edition (Part 1)
  • Mater Educator Student Course Exam Review Third Edition

Please Check with the front office for a list of the tools and equipment included in the Tool Kit.