Become an Educator

Georgia Career Institute offers the Student Instructor program at the Main campus, the McMinnville branch campus, and the Murfreesboro branch campus. Student Instructors of Georgia Career Institute are trained with employment in mind and given access to our curriculum and proprietary information. As such, the Institute enrolls students with the hope that an employment position will be available upon graduation (employment is not guaranteed and will be dependent upon cultural adaptability and performance). Due to these circumstances, enrollment is dependent upon need, but no less than every 6 months.

Applicants seeking admission into an instructor training program must possess one of the previous certifications AND hold a current Board of Cosmetology license in the state (TN or GA). In Georgia, a candidate must have had the Board of Cosmetology license for at least one year. In Tennessee, applicants must have had the Board of Cosmetology license for at least three years.

Students wishing to inquire about the availability of the Instructor Program should reach out directly to the Academic Director at the desired location with a copy of your resume to display licensure achievements.

For the Main Campus: Amanda Buchnowski, abuchnowski@gci.edu
For the McMinnville branch campus: Ellen Murray, emurray@gci.edu
For the Murfreesboro branch campus: Secret Doss, sdoss@gci.edu

  • What I loved most was the hands-on learning: learning in a professional salon atmosphere that I received during my tenure. The education department equipped me for a successful future, and also encouraged me to always reach out for guidance as needed once I was in the field.
    Lurlean Peeples
    I graduated in June and was licensed as of July and I can say this is one of the best experiences so far. In school I took my career serious and knew I wanted to waste no time on getting started so I took extra courses while I was in school and literally had my own suite 3 months before I finished school. Fast forward to today I’m currently at Trends Style Studio where I specialize in body waxing, skincare and body sculpting. I’m always taking extra courses to enhance my knowledge and add to my services. Thank you again Gci, this year I’m planning on opening my own location in Murfreesboro, Tn
    Chanteal Armstrong

Conyers, GA Campus

900 Flat Shoals Rd SE
Conyers, GA 30094

Murfreesboro, TN Campus

1691 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

McMinnville, TN Campus

755 North Chancery St.
McMinnville, TN 37110

  • Conyers, GA Campus

  • Murfreesboro, TN Campus

  • McMinnville, TN Campus