Texas Tech University

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.

For more information please contact Wes Dotson at 806.834.0783 or wesley.dotson@ttu.edu or Melanie Teague at 806.834.2552 or melanie.teague@ttu.edu.

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 wesley.dotson@ttu.edu.

Graduate Study and Academic Programs

Face to Face Programs

Ph.D. in Special Education; Ph.D. in School Psychology

Online/Hybrid Programs

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.