Texas Speech Communication Association

Convention Reports

We have set up google forms to use for electronic reporting of both the Interest Group and District Chair Reports. Please click the appropriate link below to fill out your report:

Interest Group Report      •      District Chair Report

Welcome to The Texas Speech Communication Association

The Texas Speech Communication Association is the largest state professional communication association in the nation.


The battle for speech classes in high school has taken a more positive turn. Click this link for chapter 74 Curriculum Requirements. SBOE Representative Ratliff told me these were passed recently. On the third page you will see that Communication Applications is listed in the Required Secondary Curriculum for grades 9-12. If you are still working with your administration to maintain your classes, please click this link for "Talking Points" that Vice-president Mellessa Denny prepared along with her Ad Hoc Committee of Ann Shofner, Russell Kirksey, Jana Riggins and Lacye Matejowsky. Here is a link for background information, prepared by Lacye Matejowsky, if you need to be filled in on situation.


Membership in TSCA is open to any communication educator, communication student, communication consultant, or any individual interested in learning about the field of speech communication. All levels of instruction and areas of interests are represented in the association. The rewards of membership in TSCA include updated professional awareness, networking with other professionals, and exposure to innovation, teaching methodologies, and scholarly works relevant to the discipline of speech communication.


Tackling the TEKS for Comm. Apps, Speech Comm., and Debate

Debbie Hatton has made the following handout from "Tackling the TEKS for Comm. Apps, Speech Comm., and Debate" convention panel available. Click here to view the Speech TEKS (Draft)


Jennifer Zinn, one of our own, has created a website designed for speech teachers to share lesson plans, activities, and other ideas that aid in coaching forensic students and teaching communication applications classes. Click on this link to visit www.coachingspeech.com

Mentor List

The Teacher Training Committee has put together a list of coaches that are willing to serve as mentors. Click here to view the list


Job announcement posted for Angelo State University. See Jobs page for more details.
The final version of the convention program is now available. Click here to view.
A tentative version of the convention program is now available. Click here to view.
2015 Convention

You Matter: The Ripple Effect

Date: October 1-3, 2015
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location: Dallas, TX

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2014 Convention

Teaching Responsibility in an Irresponsible World

Date: October 2-4, 2014
Location: Lubbock, TX