1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Sarah Kaka, M.A., is an instructor in the Teacher Education & Licensure Program and is the Social Studies content area specialist at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has been a licensed social studies teacher since 2002 and has a strong desire to develop innovative teachers that will help foster success for students in their classrooms.
PhD, Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy
University of Colorado Colorado Springs (expected May 2017)
M.A., Curriculum & Instruction, emphasis in Instructional Technology
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Dec 2008)
B.S, History Education - Illinois State University (May 2002)
Endorsements: Grades 6-12 US/World History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, and Economics
CURR 4800/5800 - Schools, Society, and Diversity
CURR 5014 - Secondary Instruction and Classroom Management Strategies I
CURR 5016 - Secondary Instruction and Classroom Management Strategies II
TED 3010 - Early School Diversity Practicum
TED 4710 - Methods for Secondary Education
TED 4790 - Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation
TED 4940 - Secondary Social Studies Methods
TED 4660 - Elementary Social Studies Methods
Secondary Site Professor
1. Gudenrath, A. & Kaka, S. (2012). Problem-based learning and its use in the humanities. Presentation at EdCamp Colorado. Denver, CO.
2. Kaka, S. (2014). Performance-based assessment in the social studies. Presentation at Colorado Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) Annual Convention. Denver, CO.
3. Kaka, S. J. (2005). There are those... The New Scriptor: A Forum for Illinois Educators, 6, 48-50.
Woodland Park High School 2010
Teacher of the Year
Professional Association of Colorado Educators 2007
Awarded Teacher Scholarship to attend the National Council for the Social Studies conference in San Diego in 2007
Illinois State University Dean's List 2001,2002
Member, National Council for the Social Studies
Member, Colorado Council for the Social Studies
Member, National Council for History Education
Member, Colorado Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education
Member, Colorado Education Association