Texas Speech Communication Association

Welcome to The Texas Speech Communication Association

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

The TSCA Legislative Affairs Committee is collecting information to create a plan of action to support speech and debate in Texas. GIVE KIDS A VOICE will be the new campaign slogan. Please take 3-4 minutes to complete the survey.



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


Our Newsletter editor has made a collection of photos from convention available via Drop Box. Click here to view.
We will be electing a new VP-Elect, Newsletter Editor, and Archivist at convention. Click this link to download the acceptance letter, recommendation letter, and CV for each of the nominees.
For VP-Elect: Martha Haun and Wade Hescht
For Newsletter Editor: Kendra Willeby
For Archivist: Jana Riggins (for re-election)
An electronic version of the 2015 convention program (as sent to the printer) is now available. Click here to view.
Winners of the free convention packages have been selected. They are Amanda Digmon, Kountze HS; Tarin Carlos, UTEP; and Dale Anderson, Del Mar College. Congratulations!
The final version of the 2015 convention program is now available.
The summer version of the TexaSpeaks Newsletter is now available. Check it out on the Newsletter page.
A tentative version of the convention program is now available. Click here to view.
Job announcement posted for Angelo State University. See Jobs page for more details.
2015 Convention

You Matter: The Ripple Effect

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

Click here for more convention information

2014 Convention

Teaching Responsibility in an Irresponsible World

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