Jacqueline M. Cossentino
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Ed.D., Harvard University
Joined faculty in 1999
Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Cossentino offers courses in instructional improvement and qualitative research methods. Both her teaching and research draw from policy studies, organizational, leadership and curriculum theory, and teacher thinking. She is interested in issues of school reform writ large, including the multiple venues in which it occurs (schools, universities, museums) and the various entities that may act as agents of change (principals and superintendents, policy-makers, scholars, and teachers). Her current research centers on teachers' experience of reform with special emphasis on their role as interpreters of policy and architects of change. Prior to joining the EDPL faculty, Dr. Cossentino was Instructor in Teacher Education at Ohio University, where she taught courses in curriculum theory, teaching processes, and qualitative research methods. She has been a high school and middle school humanities teacher and administrator, a museum educator, and the director of a partnership between the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a local K-12 school.
- Cossentino, J. (in preparation). Inside Montessori: Unexpected Lessons for
- Cossentino, J. (2004). Talking about a Revolution: The
Languages of Educational Reform. Albany: State University of New
- Cossentino, J. (forthcoming, 2005). Leadership as a Master Class: Joining Role
and Task in the Practice of Educational Administration. In W. Hoy & C. Miskel
(Eds.) Theory and Research in Educational Adminstration, 4. Greenwich, CT: Information
- Cossentino, J. (forthcoming, 2005). Ritualizing Expertise: A Non-Montessorian View
of the Montessori Method. American Journal of Education.
- Cossentino, J. (2004). Leading in Community: The Importance of Honoring the
Former Head. Montessori Life, 16(2).
- Cossentino, J. (2004). Becoming a Coach: Reform, Identity and the
Pedagogy of Negation. Teachers and Teaching Theory and Practice,
- Cossentino, J. (2003). Pedagogy of Love: Ritual as Window into Montessori
Practice. Montessori Life, 15(4), 38-43.
- Cossentino, J. (2003). Curriculum under Construction: Confronting
the Challenge of Engagement in an era of Reform. Journal of Curriculum
Studies, 35(3), 281-302.
- Cossentino, J. (2002). Importing Artistry: Further Lessons from
the Design Studio. Reflective Practice, 3(1), 39-52.
- Cossentino, J. & Shaffer, D.W. (1999). The Math Studio: Harnessing
the Power of the Arts to Teach Across Disciplines. Journal of Aesthetic
Education, 33(2), 99-109.
- Cossentino, J. (1998). Looking, Thinking, and Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Learning in Museums. Athens, Ohio: Kennedy Museum of Art.
- Outstanding Dissertation Award. Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education), American Educational Research Association (April, 2000).
Dr. Cossentino's Curriculum Vitae
EDPL 635 Curriculum: From Practice to Theory and Back (on-line)
EDPL 645 Managing Instructional Improvement
EDPL 700 Qualitative Research Methods
EDPL 747 Advanced Seminar on Instructional Improvement
EDPL 788 Teacher Leadership: Perspectives on School Culture,
Organization and Practice