College of Education

Sarah Kaka, M. A.

Director of Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning

College of Education

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Work : (719) 255-4020

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 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.


Ph.D., 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

Selected Publications

  • Kaka, S. (2014). Performance-based assessment in the social studies. Presentation at Colorado Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) Annual Convention. Denver, CO.
  • Gudenrath, A. & Kaka, S. (2012). Problem-based learning and its use in the humanities. Presentation at EdCamp Colorado. Denver, CO.
  • Kaka, S. J. (2005). There are those... The New Scriptor: A Forum for Illinois Educators, 6, 48-50.

Honors and Awards

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

Volunteer and Service

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