The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher (LTT) program at the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies (SLU) serves as a central resource for participating paraprofessionals who have issues, questions, or concerns about any aspects of their learning journey at SLU. The main purpose of the LEAP to Teacher program at SLU is to enable employed paraprofessionals in the NYC Department of Education (D.O.E) to further pursue their education, advance their career, and empower their work as activists and community leaders. We help each student to enter and complete all certificate and degree requirements in a timely fashion and without undue stress. We have the best interest of each and every student at heart.
Earning Credits for DOE Salary Differentials
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 email@example.com
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 Provider. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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