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The Teacher Education Autism Model

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!


Academics

Located at the UTSA Downtown Campus, the TEAM classroom is easily accessible to a large underserved population. The TEAM classroom is directed by Special Education faculty in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching. All services are provided by special education graduate students, who in turn receive supervision and training from UTSA faculty. In addition to direct treatment services, the TEAM classroom provides field experience opportunities for graduate students. Through education, research, and experiential learning our goal is to increase the number of Board Certified Behavior Analysts serving the San Antonio community. 


  • Students receive over 1500 hours of practical field experience
  • Under staff supervision, students participate in ongoing research
  • Students complete coursework and required experience toward ABA Certification
  • Convenient downtown location


Graduate students pursuing Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) eligibility through UTSA’s Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) approved course sequence have the opportunity to accrue the required 1500 hours of supervised field experience through two semesters of intensive practicum at the TEAM Center.  Students work in pairs to provide behavior analytic intervention to children with autism from the San Antonio community. Using our referent-based teaching (RBT) model, students develop an individualized treatment plan for strengthening the verbal behavior of children with autism.   If you are interested in volunteering in the TEAM Center, please click here.


The Intensive Practicum is available in both the Fall and Spring semesters by enrolling in the following courses:



Students may also accrue field experience hours through the TEAM Center the during the summer at the standard rate. 


​Our BACB1 approved course sequence has been designed to meet the contents of the BCBA 4th Edition Task List, and consists of the following six courses:



The course sequence may be imbedded into one of two master's degree programs: a) Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Special Education, or b) Master of Arts in School Psychology. Additionally, the course sequence is available as a non-degree seeking certificate program2.


1The BACB is not affiliated with UTSA or any other university or organization. It is an independent nonprofit agency that offers a national certification program.


2Completion of the UTSA program in applied behavior analysis is not the same as BACB certification. It is evidence that an individual has met the academic portion of the BACB's requirements in preparation to become a certified behavior analyst or associate behavior analyst.