Success Stories

The LEAP to Teacher program at Brooklyn College serves over 100 undergraduate and graduate students every semester with a high rate of retention and graduation.

The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher (LTT) program at Brooklyn College serves as a central resource for participating paraprofessionals with questions or concerns about any aspect of their learning journey at Brooklyn College. The main purpose of the LEAP to Teacher program at Brooklyn College 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
Jonathan Rubin
Office: (718) 951-5214
Call/Text: 718-569-8587

2900 Bedford Avenue, James Hall-Room 2111
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Prospective Students

  • To learn more about the LTT program and its services, attend one of our monthly LTT open house sessions.
  • Fill out the inquiry form, and our program specialists will contact you to set up a zoom or in-person meeting to answer your questions.

Academic Programs

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

New York State Teacher Certificate Exam Preparation Workshops

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