The primary mission of the Speech Communication Center is to ensure that the Missouri S&T campus is in compliance with the Missouri Revised Statutes by providing communication skills assessment to the campus’ new graduate teaching assistants.  The center also provides oral communication consultation to the campus, coordinating with the Department of Arts, Languages, & Philosophy to provide technical (recording) support to oral communication classes.

GTA Workshop

The goal of the Workshop is to improve undergraduate education at Missouri S&T by enabling teaching assistants to combine their technical expertise with improved communication skills.  



All non-native speakers of English must pass an oral exam of English called the SPEAK test.  The Missouri law states that you have to have a certain level of competency in speaking English before you can become a GTA.

ACS Class

For those who do not pass the SPEAK or the GTA Workshop, we offer the American Communication Skills class. This class is offered both semesters and is invite-only. GTA students are offered the class first and if others are interested, they may contact Lucy Sutcliffe.

Calendar of Events 2018-2019

Friday, December 21 2018 Last day to register for SP-19 GTA Workshop & take the SPEAK Test.

September 11th ~ December 7th, 2018: ACS Class

January 14th ~  18th , 2019: SP-19 GTA Workshop

August 12th ~ 16th, 2019 : FS-19 GTA Workshop