The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher (LTT) program at Bronx Community College provides an essential foundation to participating paraprofessionals with questions or concerns about any part of their learning journey at BCC. The program is a collaborative effort between the Bronx Community College (BCC) and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU). The LTT program’s main purpose at BCC is to enable public school paraprofessionals and other UFT and DC37 school and daycare workers to pursue their education and advance their careers. 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
Pablo Perez
Call/Text: 201-839-0054

2155 University Avenue
Colston Hall room 427
Bronx, NY 10453

Prospective Students

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Studies
Bronx Community College offers over 40 undergraduate programs on campus. You can continue your studies in any field of study. These programs include (but are not limited to): Liberal Arts and Sciences, Early Childhood and Childhood Education Option, Paralegal and Legal Studies and Mathematics. Certificate program options are also available in Assistant of Children with Special Needs Education and Bilingual Early Childhood Education Assistant.

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

Mathematics for Elementary Educators (MFEE)

This free non-credit course is a 32-hour online refresher course (eight 4-hour sessions) which is open only to LEAP to Teacher students. The course covers all required mathematics competencies for a NY State certified elementary teacher. Running consecutively on eight Saturdays, participants learn the importance of becoming an effective problem-solver, identifying common math misconceptions and how to teach math effectively.

  • Students who complete this course are eligible to earn 20 CTLE credit hours.

This course is also helpful for students seeking certification in childhood education in the state of New York to prepare them to pass the math section of Childhood Education Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test.

Check out our Math for Elementary Educators.
Please contact your LTT coordinator to get more information or email

Math Connection Conference (Spring Semesters Only)

As a collaborative effort, the LEAP to Teacher Program and the School of Education at CSI organize the annual Mathematics Connection Conference every May. The conference offers a wide variety of interactive presentations, panel discussions, and activities for children, specially designed for teachers and educational students.

Please contact your LTT coordinator to get more information or email

Student Success Workshops

This series of online workshops introduces LTT students to study skills and provides writing improvement tips. Here are some of the topics covered in the workshops: 1) Classroom skills and note taking;  2) Reading Difficult Text;  3) Drafting Strategies; (4) Paraphrasing/Summarizing; (5) APA/MLA Citations; (6) Revisions strategies; 7) Introductions and Conclusions, 8) Time management

Please contact your LTT coordinator to get more information or email