Ivy Yee-Sakamoto, PhD

Professor Emerita, Division of Teacher Education

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Ivy Yee-Sakamoto, PhD, is a professor emerita of APU’s Division of Teacher Education. 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 teaches and supervises new and beginning teachers. She conducts research in the areas of multicultural education, diversity education, and bullying prevention in schools and classrooms.


  • PhD, Curriculum and the Study of Schooling; University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Special Education, University of San Francisco
  • BA, Psychology, University of California Berkeley


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

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division 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)