The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher (LTT) program at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)  serves as a central resource for participating paraprofessionals with questions or concerns about any aspects of their learning journey at BMCC. The main purpose of the LEAP to Teacher program at BMCC is to enable employed paraprofessionals in the NYC Department of Education (D.O.E) to further pursue their education and advance their career. We help each student to enter and complete all degree requirements in a timely fashion and without undue stress. We have the best interest of each and every student at heart.


Site Coordinator
Antoinette Adman
Call: 212-776-7040
Text only: 929-320-0608

199 Chamber Street, 7 FL
Room S750-F
New York, NY 10007

Prospective Students

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Studies
BMCC offers an extensive collection of academic programs. Evening, weekend and online courses are available in certain fields of study to provide flexibility to students. Students interested in studying at BMCC have the option to obtain an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S), Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S) degrees in over 50 programs. Certificate programs are also available. BMCC also offers a variety of Success Programs to help students develop beyond their academic degree requirements.

Teacher Education – The nine majors in the Teacher Education Department (TED) are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in teacher preparation and to also give students a substantial background in the liberal arts and sciences.

LTT Frequently Asked Questions – Answers to most common questions regarding eligibility, program availability and more.

LTT Academic and Career Support

Workshops and Courses

The LEAP to Teacher program offers a variety of free noncredit courses and workshops designed to enhance students’ skills to pass different certification exams and provide an opportunity to complete some NY State mandatory training for educators.

New York State Teaching Assistant Certification Exam Preparation Workshop – Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (ATAS)

The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher Program offers a free 6-week exam preparation workshop for CUNY students who have over 40 credits interested in obtaining the NY. State Teaching Assistant Certification and becoming a Teacher Assistant/ Teaching Paraprofessional to provide direct instructional services to students under the general supervision of a certified teacher. The workshop prepares students for taking the New York State Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills Test (NYS-ATAS), the required test for getting the teaching assistant certification. For more information, please contact    ATAS Workshop Schedule

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training
Under the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher Program is an approved NY State DASA Training ProviderThe 6-hour training will address the training for harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention in schools. After satisfying the requirements, students will receive their DASA certification on their TEACH account. For more  information, please contact  DASA Training Schedule

NY State Teacher Certification Exam Preparation Workshops 

NY Teacher Certification Exam Preparation Workshops – Master test taking study strategies for the CST: Combined Early Childhood & Childhood Multi-Subject Test and EAS: Educating All Students.

The Combined Early Childhood & Childhood Multi-Subject (CST) exam preparation workshop focuses on the strategies required to be successful in the multi subject specialty test for grades K- 6th. This workshop will cover the overall exam format for Literacy and English Language Arts (Multiple choice and constructed written response), and Arts and Sciences.

The Educating All Students (EAS) exam preparation workshop focuses on the skills needed to effectively teach diverse populations. The workshop covers the following topics: Techniques to approach various multiple choice questions, constructing an effective constructed written response and test-taking strategies.

Test Prep Workshops Schedule