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Accepting applications for Spring 2018 only.  Applications for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 will need to be submitted at, https://texastechgrad.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

Teachers will be selected from districts with the greatest need for more BCBA-qualified personnel or teachers to work with students with autism. The goal is to build capacity in the districts by training more highly-qualified teachers who will have a professional certification that allows them to then train and supervise more teachers in their district to become BCBA certified.

Teachers and districts will need to have met the following criteria to participate in the program.

1. Be a full-time, certified teacher (or other educational professional) in Texas working with students with ASD.

2. Commit to spend time in Lubbock for a TTU-based intensive FBA training session.

3. Share data about their own performance and the performance of their students with TTU staff as part of the evaluation of the effectiveness of the training. Teachers will be asked to share the following data through and for another year following the end of the program:

a. Video-taped examples of their teaching students with ASD.

b. De-identified copies of IEPs and BIPs for their students with ASD.

c. Video-taped examples of their interactions and consultations with other teachers.

To participate in the program, teachers will have to complete the following steps:

1. Apply and be accepted to the graduate BCBA certificate program or SPED Masters program in the College of Education.

2. Once accepted, the teacher and the teacher's home district (Princpal,Superintendent, etc.) will sign an agreement with TTU documenting their willingness to share data.


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Degree Requirements

TTU Application Process


  1. You apply to the Texas Tech University Graduate School
  2. You receive an eraider login( via the email you gave in your graduate school application) and activate your login.
  3. Graduate School receives your information.
  4. You apply to the TTU College of Education for the degree you are applying for using your eraider login.
  5. The Graduate School processes your application and sends a worksheet to the College of Education requesting approval for admittance from the degree program.
  6. You provide all materials required for the College of Education program to make its decision.
  7. Your College of Education application is locked and no new materials or editing can occur.
  8. Faculty in that program review your application and application materials.
  9. The program's faculty makes their decision about your application.
  10. The Graduate School's worksheet is returned with the program's recommendation.

Online Application Requirements


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  2. You do not have to complete all of your requirements when you begin the application. Your application will be saved and can be amended or edited at any time.
  3. Once all materials have been provided from you and the graduate school requests the recommedation of the College of Education program; your application is locked and cannot be edited.
  4. You may check the status of you application at anytime by going to Application Overview
  5. It is very important that the email you provide is accurate and viewed on a regular basis. We will send you an email when a decision has been made concerning your application or when anything is incorrect or needs updated.
  6. The College of Education Graduate Studies office send notes to you through the application status page. So check it often.
  7. You must have an eraider username and password to apply. You receive an eRaider after applying to the graduate school.

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