• 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.

About the Author: Marcia Haines-Bird

Marcia is a dedicated professional with just over 40 years of experience in many divisions of the professional beauty industry. She is a stylist at her core, a state certified educator, state board testing examiner and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education from Rutgers University. Her career has stretched from the salon, to senior management positions in education for manufacturers and administrator roles within schools of cosmetology.

As a recipient of the NF Cimaglia Educator of the Year by Milady Publishing and the Career Educators Alliance (CEA), Marcia was acknowledged for her contributions to upholding the standards of excellence in education. The quote above defines what Marcia strives to instill throughout her training and in her own professional endeavors. She will be featured in the “Spotlight on Success” in Milady’s 4th edition of Professional Educator.

As a member of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) she has served 3 terms on the Advisory Council for licensed professionals and currently sits on the Foundation Board of Directors. She encourages professionals to engage in their industry organizations to support their career path.
Marcia Haines Bird

Course Outline


  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome Message

    • Preparing Students to be GREAT Employees Workbook

    • Welcome Video

  • 2

    Lessons 1 - 30

    • Lesson 1 - Career Programs

    • Lesson 2 - What is a great employee?

    • Lesson 3 - Why teach soft skills?

    • Lesson 4 - Personal Qualities

    • Lesson 5 - Client Care Qualities

    • Lesson 6 - Joining Forces with Employers - Part 1

    • Lesson 7 - Joining Forces with Employers - Part 2

    • Lesson 8 - Comments on Soft Skills

    • Lesson 9 - Review and Next Steps - Part 1

    • Lesson 10 - Q & A

    • Lesson 11 - Qualities of a Great Employee

    • Lesson 12 - Preparing to Teach

    • Lesson 13 - Identifying the Content

    • Lesson 14 - Content - Behavioral Skills

    • Lesson 15 - Class Development

    • Lesson 16 - Suggested Materials

    • Lesson 17 - Methods of Teaching - Part 1

    • Lesson 18 - Methods of Teaching - Part 2

    • Lesson 19 - Assessment

    • Lesson 20 - Review and Next Steps - Part 2

    • Lesson 21 - Q & A

    • Lesson 22 - Remember

    • Lesson 23 - Craft Your Message

    • Lesson 24 - Prepare Curriculum Materials

    • Lesson 25 - Beyond the Daily Assessment

    • Lesson 26 - Options to Consider

    • Lesson 27 - Schedules

    • Lesson 28 - Educator Training and Employer Events

    • Lesson 29 - Final Reminders

    • Lesson 30 - Final Q & A

  • 3

    In Conclusion

    • In Conclusion Video

  • 4

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam Instructions

    • Final Exam

  • 5

    Share Your Feedback

    • Feedback Form

Understand the importance of work readiness skills and what employers are looking for from today’s graduates.

FAQs

  • Why should I take this course?

    In this three-hour online class, you’ll focus on a variety of characteristics that students need to successfully land a job in our industry. You'll learn the key employability skills, and how to teach them to your students to ensure future success for them.

  • 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 30 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.

    Remember, you're responsible for keeping track of your credits! Once you reach 12, 18, or 24, email info@milady.com (with all of your course certificates attached) to order your printed Master Educator Certificate. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing. The credits toward your Master Educator Certification do not expire.

    We only keep your information on course completions for 5 years. After that, we will have no record of events that you've attended

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

    Remember, you're responsible for keeping track of your credits. Once you reach 12, 18 or 24, please contact us at info@milady.com, and attach all course certificates. We will confirm and send out your printed Master Educator Certificate! Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

    We only keep your information on course completions for 5 years. After that, we will have no record of events that you've attended