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Michael N. Cosenza, Ed.D.

Chair, Department of Learning and Teaching

Email: mcosenza@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805)493-3595
Office: Spies Bornemann Room 207
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Website: www.mrcs-classroom.com

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Dr. Cosenza teaches courses in teaching methods and conducts CalTPA seminars for the teacher credentialing program.  In his role as chair, Dr. Cosenza provides oversight and leadership for all general education and special education credentials. 

Together with faculty coordinators, he provides oversight of the:

  • Masters Degrees in Teacher Leadership, Special Eduction and Education, Literacy and Technology. 
  • The Professional Development School (PDS) partnerships with Flory Academy of Sciences and Technology in Moorpark, Campus Canyon in Moorpark, Los Cerritos Middle School in Thousand Oaks and Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks. 
  • The California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) program which are assessments required of each candidate before they are recommended for a teaching credential. 

In addition to his departmental responsibilities, Dr. Cosenza serves on the University's Subject Matter Committee and the Graduate School of Education's Marketing and Enrollment Committee. Outside the University he 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), 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


  • Publications and Presentations

Publications 

  • 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 Partnership with Public Schools in Southern California: Leadership Training Centers and Professional Development Schools. in L. Wildman (ed.) Educational Administration Programs and K-12 Education, Sacremento, CA: Association of California School Adminstrators

 

  • 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 journal of the National Association of Professional Development Schools

 

  • Erickson, E., Tannenbaum, 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

 

Publications submitted for review 

 

  • Cosenza,      M. (2013), Teachers Defining      Leadership: Affirming the Teacher Leader Model Standards, (manuscript      submitted to Teacher Education Quarterly, a peer reviewed journal of the      California Council for Teacher Education)

 

  •  Kolpin, T., Shoemaker, E., Allen, J., Thomas-Cary, C., Cosenza, M., Ensey, P., McCambridge, M., Morris, J., Trotter, J. (2014) Concept of Readiness: Assessing Factors in the Development, Implementation and Sustainability of a PDS Partnership (manuscript submitted toSchool-University Partnerships, a peer reviewed journal of the National Association of Professional Development Schools

 Presentations

 

  • 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 the National Association 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 the National Association 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 the National Association 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 the National Association 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 the National Association 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 the National Association 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 the National Association 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 the National Association 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 the National Association 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., Tannenbaum, 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

 

·       Tannenbaum, 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., Tannenbaum, 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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