- ALEC 431: Student Teaching
- ALEC 824: Foundations of CTE
Dr. Troy White teaches the graduate level Foundations of Career and Technical Education course and works with student teachers and beginning Agriscience teachers.
- STEM integration in agricultural mechanics
- Curriculum design
- Effective teacher professional development
Dr. White’s primary focus is in the area of teacher support including curriculum resource development, professional development workshops, and supporting new and alternatively certified teachers. He also works with FFA events at the National, State, and regional levels and has been a member of the Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development Event national committee for seven years.
Dr. White is an Out-State Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC) stationed at the Panhandle Research, Extension, & Education Center (PREEC) in Scottsbluff. His Ph.D. is in Education, focusing in Agricultural Education from the University of Idaho. Dr. White began his career in secondary agricultural education where he spent 10 years teaching at three high schools in Oregon and Idaho as a dual certified agriculture and science teacher. This dual certification led to his current interests in developing stronger connections between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) and Agricultural Education. Dr. White spent seven years teaching and conducting research in agricultural education teacher preparation at South Dakota State University prior to transitioning to the PREEC in Scottsbluff.
Dr. White has worked with teachers and external funding sources to provide agriculturally based professional development and curricular resources for teachers for many years. Some of his prior curricular resources are:
- Agronomy & Climate Science
- Interactive Parliamentary Procedure Notebook
- USDA-NIFA Sponsored Collaboratively Produced iLEARN Teaching Resources