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Our mission is to ensure that the Missouri S&T campus is in compliance with the Missouri Revised Statutes . We hold the GTA Workshops twice a year prior to the spring and fall semesters for our prospective graduate teaching assistants.

GTA Workshop

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



Please note all SPEAK tests for the FS-2020 GTA Workshop will be given only in July  online.  Sylvia will contact you in June to set up your  appointment.  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 Seminar

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

Important Updates


  • GTA Workshop
  • SPEAK Test
  • ACS Seminar

GTA Workshop


Fall Semester:

Workshop will be held August 13th, 14th, 17th, & 18th, 2020. 

Please submit names and emails of those students you would like to take the GTA Workshop. Send it to Sylvia at As the Workshop is funded only to assess those students who will be holding a GTA position in the following semester, please be selective in these nominations. 

Friday, July 24, 2020: is the last day to send in applications for FS-20 GTA Workshop-if you are required to take the SPEAK test  your deadline is Wednesday July 22, 2020.


Spring Semester:

Workshop held  January 7th, 8th, 11th, & 12th, 2021


We are working on putting the SPEAK test online to best serve our students.  Once this is done, we will contact the appropriate students with instructions. 

Friday, July 24, 2020:  is the last day to take the SPEAK Test. (Applications must be turned in two days prior to  the deadline 2020 in July if you are required to take the SPEAK).


ACS Seminar

Spring 2020 ACS Seminar currently in progress. 

Visit our ACS page for more information.