Northwest College

Teacher Training

Teacher Training: 1000 hours

To be accepted into the Teacher Training Program, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or GED), and a current Practitioner's Certificate in the field of practice(s) they wish to teach. Enrollment in or completion of the teacher training program does not guarantee that the student will gain employment with Northwest College School of Beauty.

The State of Oregon requires all career school teachers to apply for a Teacher Registration through the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). Individuals applying for a Teacher Registration must:

• Be at least 18 years old

• Provide proof of high school completion via diploma, official high school transcripts, or GED

• Hold current practitioner certificates in all fields of practice in which they are going to instruct

• Have two years of work experience OR complete a 1,000 hour teacher training program

Students who choose this program will spend the first part of the program working closely with a licensed instructor. They will retake the basic program classes as they participate in assisting with the instruction. Additionally, they will work alongside the instructor(s) to whom they are assigned as the instructors check services.

To complete the training experience, the student teacher will be responsible for teaching a freshman class, as well as checking services on the floor under the guidance and supervision of their mentor instructor(s). At the end of the teaching course, the teacher-in-training should be able to write clear lesson plans that state goals, objectives, and how to reach them. The student should have a clear understanding of the instructional methods and materials available in the Northwest College School of Beauty program as well as an understanding of a variety of teaching strategies.

This course can be completed in a minimum of six (6) months. After sucessful completion of the Teacher Training Program, the student will be eligible to apply for a Private Career School Teacher Registration through the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. For detailed information and requirements for applying for a Teacher Registration click here.

Enrollment and completion of the Teacher Training program, does not guarantee that the student will be awarded a Teacher Registration. For full and specific requirements for obtaining a Teacher Registration, visit the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s website.

CIP - 12.0413; SOC - 39-5011.00, 39-5012.00

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Travis Henry, @bigTtheBarber, Class of 2011

I entered Beauty School not sure what to expect and with no prior cutting/barbering experience. I did research on a few local Beauty Schools and went with what felt right for my family and the locations that worked for me. The campuses were beautiful, the staff was awesome, and there was a variety of different students. Beauty school is what you make of it. It's the school's responsibility to teach you the rules, help you achieve greatness, and give you the tools you need to succeed in this profession. Northwest College did that for me. This business is 75% Passion and 25% skills, NW College can get you those skills if your willing to do your part. I graduated in March of 2011; I'm now a Certified Educator for Eufora International, Owner of Chop Shop Hair Studio, Co-Owner of  Doo or Dye Salon, President of the North West Barbers Alliance, and Business Partners with Shave Envy. You can achieve anything you want with the right training, support, and a passion.” - Travis Henry, Class of 2011

Jessica Koch, Class of 2014

I was very scared going back to school after nearly 20 years, but attending NW College in Tualatin made it an easy transition. I had no idea what to expect from beauty school or if I was making the right career move, but in no time at all I knew NW College was the right decision for me. I had amazing instructors that were encouraging and pushed me to trust in myself and my creative abilities. I graduated on November 22, 2014 and because of the great academics of NW College passed my state boards and became licensed on November 26, 2014. I had interviewed with several salons leading up to my graduation and started working immediately as an independent contractor on December 2, 2014.. Attending NW College was the best decision of my life, I’ve never been happier going to work each day. I LOVE my career choice as a licensed Cosmetologist.” - Jessica Koch, Class of 2014

Licensed & Accredited

Accreditation by a nationally recognized agency provides assurance that a school is established and recognized as a quality institution, has adequate facilities and equipment, maintains recognized and approved courses of study, and employs competent, qualified faculty. Northwest College is accredited by NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences) and is licensed by HECC (Higher Education Coordinating Commission). Northwest College is a 2014 Modern Salon Excellence in Education Cosmetology School.


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