Education and Training
Preparing Leaders in Special Education
Our goal is to maximize the value for the teachers and students who participate in our programs.
Teacher Training Institute
The Burkhart Center's Applied Behavior Analysis - Teacher Training Institute Program (ABA-TTI) at Texas Tech University offers professional training for teachers or clinicians working with students with autism and who are working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This program is offered through a professional development experience culminating in BCBA supervision and hands-on training in functional behavioral assessment and function - based treatment design. Those who qualify work to complete their Masters of Special Education with an Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate. A practicum was recently added to the requirements of the program at TTU so that students can complete coursework and all the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam upon completion of their Masters here at TTU.
Undergraduate & Graduate Experiences
Undergraduate & graduate students volunteer at all of our family and community service events, and are active members of our research teams and grant projects. Students are colleagues and collaborators in our teaching, research, and practice. All students have opportunities to plan, conduct, present, and publish research.
Practicum Opportunities with Outpatient Services
The Outpatient Clinic at the Burkhart Center is currently offering practicum opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students seeking experience working with young children with ASD in a clinical setting. Course credit is available at the undergraduate and graduate level.
For more information please contact Wes Dotson at 806.834.0783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Study and Academic Programs
Face to Face Programs
Ph.D. in Special Education; Ph.D. in School Psychology
Ph.D. in Special Education; Masters in Special Education
Graduate Certificate Programs
ABA (BCBA Coursework); Autism; Sensory Impairments and Autism; Transition; Dual Sensory Impairments. Learn more about our Graduate Certificate offerings.
Funding for Students
We have multiple ways to support students in our programs. Research Assistantships are available for students in face-to-face programs on a competitive basis. Assistantships include tuition waivers and stipends. Scholarships, travel funding, and research stipends are also available.