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Ivy Yee-Sakamoto, Ph.D.

Professor, Teacher Education
Phone: (626) 815-5529
Fax: (626) 815-5416
Ivy Yee-Sakamoto, Ph.D., is Professor in the Teacher Education Department. Her focus is promoting total human development for all students. Her interests are the preparation of teachers for linguistically and culturally diverse student populations, and social studies education. A veteran teacher of young children in public and private schools, she currently teaches and supervises new and beginning teachers. She also serves as the CTEL (California Teachers for English Learners) Program Coordinator and conducts research in the areas of multicultural education, diversity education, and bullying prevention in schools and classrooms.


  • Ph.D. Curriculum and the Study of Schooling; University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. Special Education; University of San Francisco
  • B.A. Psychology; University of California Berkeley


  • California Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate
  • Clear California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Life)


School of Education

  • Department of Teacher Education


  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Teacher Education

Courses Taught

  • EDLS 405 – Diversity in the Classroom
  • EDUC 504 – Teaching and Cultural Diversity
  • TEP 545 – Clinical Experiences with Integrating the Humanities (K–8)
  • TEP 546 – Methods of Integrating the Humanities (K–8)
  • TEP 585 – Intern Teaching Seminar (K–8)
  • TEP 586 – Student Teaching Seminar (K–8)