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 is partnering with the Texas Education Agency and the Region 13 Education Service Center to offer a
Teacher Training Institute to prepare Texas teachers to work successfully with students with ASD.

For more information please contact Wes Dotson at 806.834.0783 or wesley.dotson@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

Outpatient Services 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. Students interested in pursuing certification as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA/BCaBA) may be eligible to accrue supervised practice hours. 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.