Weber, Dr. Jennifer

Weber, Dr. Jennifer
Title: Associate Professor of Education, Department Chair of Teacher Education, Field Placement Coordinator
Department: Education
Office: Bede 324
Phone: 605-668-1291



B.A., South Dakota State University
M.Ed., South Dakota State University
Ed.D., University of South Dakota



EDN 156 Child and Adolescent Development
EDN 266 Middle School and Junior High Education
EDN 362 Secondary Literacy Methods
EDN 443 Language Arts Methods
EDN 314-318 Practicum Coordination
EDN 457 Student Teaching Supervision
EDN 214-218 Field Experience Coordination
EDN 374 Secondary Instructional Methods
GEN 102 Freshmen Seminar
EDN 353 Student Teaching Seminar
EDN 520 Strategies and Techniques for Effective Teaching



Jennifer began her teaching career in Mulvane, Kansas where she taught high-school English and advised the yearbook publication. Her move to Mickelson Middle School in Brookings, South Dakota (2000), as a 6th grade Language Arts teacher, began her passion and love for social-emotional learning, adolescent development, and middle-level theory. She graduated with her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2003, with a focus on early adolescents. Her move to higher education occurred in 2004 when she was hired by South Dakota State University to teach adolescent psychology, instructional methods, and middle-level theory. She completed her EDD in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, in May of 2012 after successfully defending her dissertation, Teacher candidate change in perception of preparedness to meet recommendations of AMLE, and desire to teach middle school. Jennifer believes in an effective and developmentally-appropriate instruction, working closely with K-12 schools and supervising student teachers and other field experiences. She serves as the department chair and Field Placement Coordinator for the Teacher Education Department. She has published various publications, been asked to present at regional and national conferences, and received various awards for her work in effective instruction. She joined the faculty of Mount Marty in the fall of 2017.