• Instructor CE Hours

    This course fulfills 3 hours of NACCAS Teaching Methodology requirement. Please check with your state board for credit approval.

  • Learn-At-Your-Own-Pace

    Your access to the class lasts 365 days. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • Become a Master Educator

    This course counts as 1 credit towards your Milady Master Educator Certification. Learn more about our certifications, here.

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About the Author: Lisha Barnes

Lisha Barnes currently serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady. She is responsible for developing and delivering the Master Educator instructor training program, Master Educator Online Instructor series, and supporting schools with curriculum development and product knowledge. She is a licensed cosmetologist, barber, and instructor. She received a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Eastern New Mexico University and her Cosmetology, Barber and Student Instructor training at Olympian University of Cosmetology. Lisha’s thorough understanding of the cosmetology school industry comes from over 25 years of hands-on experience serving in various roles, including Instructor, Director of Education, Admissions, Financial Aid, Accreditation, and School Administrator for multiple private cosmetology schools. Lisha has also served as NACCAS Commissioner and AACS Accreditation Committee Chair among many other prestigious positions.

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Course Outline

  • 1


    • Welcome Message

  • 2


    • Educator Bootcamp Workbook

    • Watch "Introduction" Video

  • 3

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Watch "Roles and Responsibilities" Video

  • 4

    Qualities and Characteristics of the Master Educator

    • Watch "Qualities and Characteristics of the Master Educator" Video

    • Take Action

  • 5

    Consistency, Dependability and Flexibility

    • Watch "Consistency, Dependability and Flexibility" Video

    • Take Action

  • 6

    Positive Attitude

    • Watch "Positive Attitude" Video

    • Watch "Positive Attitude Demonstration" Video

  • 7

    Expect the Best

    • Watch "Expect the Best" Video

  • 8

    Be Prepared

    • Watch "Be Prepared" Video

    • Take Action

  • 9

    Time Management

    • Watch "Time Management" Video

    • Take Action

  • 10

    Independent Action

    • Watch "Independent Action" Video

  • 11

    Teamwork and Cooperation

    • Watch "Teamwork and Cooperation" Video

    • Stumbling Blocks or Stair Steps Sorting Exercise

    • test

  • 12


    • Watch "Professionalism" Video

    • Take Action

  • 13


    • Watch "Authority" Video

    • Take Action

  • 14

    Pursue Continuing Education

    • Watch "Pursue Continuing Education" Video

    • Take Action

  • 15

    Motivating Ourselves

    • Watch "Motivating Ourselves" Video

    • Take Action

  • 16

    Energy and Enthusiasm

    • Watch "Energy and Enthusiasm" Video

    • Take Action

  • 17

    Focus on the 80%

    • Watch "Focus on the 80%" Video

    • Take Action

  • 18

    Communication Skills

    • Watch "Communication Skills" Video

  • 19

    In Conclusion

    • Watch "In Conclusion" Video

  • 20

    Final Exam

    • Exam Instructions

    • Exam

  • 21

    Share Your Feedback

    • Feedback Form

  • 22

    Generate Certificate

    • Congratulations!

Take a close look at who you are as in instructor and identify areas of improvement!


  • Why should I take this course?

    In this three-hour online class, you’ll focus on a variety of characteristics that are required to become a successful educator, including: attitude, time management, independent action, teamwork, professionalism, and more.

  • How long is this course?

    The course should take you about 3 hours depending on your current learning style and how long you take to practice what you learn. You may take the course at your own pace, stopping and starting as it fits your schedule.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are 19 lessons in the course as well as a final exam. You must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher in order to obtain your certificate of completion.

  • Is this class offered in-person?

    No, this course is not currently offered in-person. However, if you’re interested in hosting an event (in-person or live, virtual) with Milady’s Master Educator Program, we do have a menu of classes that can be delivered in-person or as a live, virtual class. Learn more, here.

  • How many courses do I need for my Milady Master Educator Certification?

    To receive your Level 1 - Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 12 classes.

    To receive your Level 2 - Advanced Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 18 classes.

    To receive your Level 3 - Trailblazer Master Educator Certification, you must complete a total of 24 classes.

    Keep track of your credits! Once you reach 12, 18, or 24, email info@milady.com to order your printed certificate. The credits toward your Master Educator Certification do not expire.

  • I have completed 12, 18, or 24 classes. How do I receive my Level 1, 2, or 3 certificate? 

    Please contact us at info@milady.com if you believe you have reached Master Educator Level 1, 2, or 3. We will confirm and send out your certificate!