Michael N. Cosenza, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education

mcosenza@callutheran.edu
(805)493-3595
Spies Bornemann Room 207

Profile

Dr. Cosenza teaches courses in teaching methods and conducts CalTPA seminars for the teacher credentialing program.  In his role as Diretor of Professional Development Schools (PDS), Dr. Cosenza provides oversight and leadership for partnerships with Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology in Moorpark, Campus Canyon in Moorpark, Los Cerritos Middle School in Thousand Oaks and A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. 

In addition to his departmental responsibilities, Dr. Cosenza is a member of the CalTPA Steering Committee for the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing, serves as president of the Southern California Professional Development School Consortium (SCPDS), serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Professional Development Schools, serves on the Advisory Board of Catholic Charities of Ventura County and serves on the Higher Education Advisory Board for the Ventura County Office of Education.

 

Education
  • B.A. Queens College of the City University of New York
  • CA K-12 Multi-Subject Teaching Credential/CLAD
  • M.Ed. California Lutheran University
  • Ed.D. California Lutheran University
Expertise

Dr. Cosenza's areas of expertise include:

  •  Teaching Methods and Differentiation Strategies
  •  Instructional Planning/Design
  •  Integrating Technology into the curriculum
  •  Clinical Field Experiences for teacher preparation
  •  Development of Strategic Plans
  •  The California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA).
  •  The use of the Professional Development School (PDS) model for the preparation of new     teachers and the continued development of veteran teachers
  •  Teacher Leadership, Collaborative Leadership and Developing Professional Learning Communities

 

Publications

Article Publications

  • Kolpin, T., Shoemaker, E., Allen, J., Thomas-Cary, C., Cosenza, M., Ensey, P., McCambridge, M., Morris, J., Trotter, J. (2015) Concept of Readiness: Assessing Factors in the Development, Implementation and Sustainability of a PDS Partnership School-University Partnerships, The Journal of the National Association of Professional Development Schools

 

  • Cosenza, M. (2013), Teacher leadership development in PDSs: Perceptions of 22 Veteran Teachers, School-University Partnerships, The Journal of the National Association of Professional Development Schools, 6(1), 47-58

 

  • Kolpin, T., Shoemaker, E., Cosenza, M., Taylor, P., Morris, J., Ensey, P., Allen, J.,McCambridge, M. (2013), Readiness in a Culture of Inquiry, Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, AERA online paper repository, http://www.aera.net/Publications/OnlinePaperRepository/AERAOnlinePaperRepository/tabid/12720/Default.aspx

 

  • Erickson, D., Cosenza, M (2012) Paving the Way for Partnerships with Public Schools in Southern California: Leadership Training Centers and Professional Development Schools. In L. Wildman (Ed.) Educational Administration Programs and K-12 Education, Sacramento, CA: Association of California School Administrators

 

  • Cosenza, M. (2010) Using year-long pilot programs to create new PDSs that benefit all stakeholders, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp 8-9, PDS Partners, a peer-edited magazine of the National Association of Professional Development Schools

 

  • Erickson, E., Tenenbaum, M., Botz, H., Cosenza, M., Cruz, S. (2008).  The use of the consultancy protocol in supporting doctoral student work.  Conference Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 2008, Honolulu, HI

 

  • Cosenza, M. (2004). Computer based mathematics instruction in fifth grade using Accelerated Math. Renaissance Learning, Inc. http://research.renlearn.com/research/246.asp

 

Manuscripts Currently Submitted for Jury Review

  • Cosenza, M. (2016), Teachers Defining Leadership: Affirming the Teacher Leader Model Standards, (accepted for publication in Spring 2016 in Issues in Teacher Education, a peer reviewed journal of the California Council for Teacher Education)

 

Books

Under Contract (expected publication spring 2016)

  • Buchanan, M., Cosenza, M.(Eds.), Professional Development School Partnerships: Connecting Professional Development and Clinical Practice, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.

Book Proposal Under Review (anticipated publication Spring 2017)

  • Allen, J., Cary, C., Cosenza, M., Kolpin, T., Shoemaker, E., Practical Guide to Assessing PDS Readiness - Using the PDSEA Process


Scholarly Presentations

  • Coler, C., Cosenza, M. (2015), Preparing for Demographic Diversity, a paper presentation at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, Atlanta GA, March 5-8, 2015

 

  • Cosenza, M., Keiffer-Kennedy, M. (2015), Developing Memos of Understanding (MOUs) for PDS Partnerships, a workshop at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, Atlanta, GA March 5-8, 2015

 

  • Cosenza, M., Allen, J., Ensey P., Kolpin T., McCambridge M., Morris J., Ricci J., Shoemaker E., Taylor P., Trotter J.  (2014). Double Down or Fold: The Story of a PDS Pilot.  Paper Presentation at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NC March 27-30, 2014

 

  • Coler, C, Cosenza, M., Buchanan, M.  (2014). Student Learning: The Core of a Professional Development School. Paper presentation at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NC March 27-30, 2014

 

  • Cosenza, Michael, (2013). Teachers Defining Leadership: Affirming the Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium” Research Results Poster Presentation, BiannualConference of the California Council for Teacher Education, April 2013, San Jose, CA

 

  • Allen, J., Cosenza, M., Ensey P., Kolpin T., McCambridge M., Morris J., Ricci J., Shoemaker E., Taylor P., Trotter J. (2013) PDS Readiness Factors Survey, Presentation at the annual conference of Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA, Feb 13-17, 2013

 

  • Erickson, D., Cosenza, M., (2013). Retaining California’s Beginning Teachers through Essential Online Course Offerings, Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, Jan.6-9, 2013

 

  • Cosenza, M., (2012). Clinical Practice and Professional Development Schools, Invited Panelist, Bi-annual conference of the California Council for Teacher Education , October 2012, San Diego CA

 

  • Cosenza, M., Ricci., J. McCambridge, M., Buchanan, M., Correia, M., Ensey P., Morris J., Connecting Theory and Practice in Clinical Fieldwork, Workshop, Biannual conference of the California Council for Teacher Education, October  2012, San Diego, CA

 

  • McCambridge, M., Seiger, J., Cosenza, M., (2012) Project ACT: The Story of Successful Professional Development That Advances the Essentials of a PDS. Presentation at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NC March 8-12, 2012

 

  • Cosenza, M., Ricci, J., (2012) Building a Collaborative Culture through the Co-Teaching Model. Presentation at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NV, March 8-12, 2012

 

  • Cosenza, M., Coler, C., (2012)Holmes Model for Professional Development Schools and Clinical Practice. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Southern California Professional Development School Consortium, University of LaVerne, La Verne, CA, February 12, 2012

 

  • Erickson, D., Cosenza, M., (2012). Paving the Way for Partnerships with Public Schools in Southern California: Leadership Training Centers and Professional Development Schools Standards. Book Chapter presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 2012, Honolulu, HI

 

  • Cosenza, M., (2012). Defining Teacher Leadership: Affirming the Teacher Leader Model Standards. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 2012, Honolulu, HI

 

  • Cosenza, M., Crow, N., (2011) Feedback: Informing Successful Teaching Performance Assessment Candidates. Presentation at the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing annual CalTPA Conference, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, April 11, 2011

 

  • Cosenza, M., (2011) Teacher Leadership Development: Perceptions of 22 Teachers from Two PDS Sites. Presentation of research at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, 2011

 

  • Cosenza, M., Ricci, J., Meir, J., Piuze, N., (2011) Developing and Sustaining a Middle School Partnership that Benefits all Stakeholders. Presentation at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, 2011

 

  • Cosenza, M., (2011) Using the PDS Nine Essentials as a Basis for Self-Assessment.  A facilitated pre-conference workshop at the Annual Conference of professional Development Schools, New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, 2011

 

  • Cosenza, M., (2010) The impact of professional development schools on teacher leadership.  Dissertation presentation at the Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Festival of Scholars, California Lutheran University, May 1, 2010

 

  • Cosenza, M., Coler, C. (2010) A pilot program: Using data and collaboration to benefit all stakeholders. Presentation at the Annual Conference of Professional Development Schools, Orlando, FL. March 11-14, 2010

 

  • Cosenza, M. (2009) A Pilot Program: Creating a New PDS to Benefit All Stakeholders.  Presentation at the Summer Conference for Partnerships and Professional Development Schools, Penn State University, State College, PA, July 8-11, 2009

 

  • Erickson, E., Tenenbaum, M., Botz, H., Cosenza, M., Cruz, S. (2009) Lessons learned: The consultancy protocol as a tool in the dissertation process. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Education Research Association, April 2009, San Diego, CA

 

  • Tenenbaum, M., Erickson, E., Botz, H., Cosenza, M., Cruz, S. (2009). Breaking the relationship barrier: Using the Consultancy Protocol to build group development in a doctoral cohort. Workshop presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 2009, Honolulu, HI
     
  • Cosenza, M, Myers, N., (2008), Getting Better All the Time, the ongoing process of developing high quality professional development schools.  Presentation at the Finding Meaning Symposium, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, May 20, 2008

  • Erickson, E., Tenenbaum, M., Botz, H., Cosenza, M., Cruz, S. (2008).  Supporting doctoral students in formulating their dissertation research: The use of the consultancy protocol. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Education Research Association, March 2008, New York, NY
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