Site Coordinators

BMCC
199 Chamber Street, 7 FL, Room S750-F
New York, NY 10007
ltt@slu.cuny.edu

Bronx Community College
Pablo Perez, JD
Phone: 718-960-8857
Text: 201-839-0054
Pablo.perez@slu.cuny.edu

Brooklyn College
Jonathan Rubin, MA
Main Office Phone: 718-951-5214
Text: Text: ‪(718) 569-8587
Jonathan.rubin@slu.cuny.edu

College of Staten Island
Jonathan Rubin, MA
Main Office Phone: 718-951-5214
Text: Text: ‪(718) 569-8587
Jonathan.rubin@slu.cuny.edu

Lehman College
Pablo Perez, JD
Phone: 718-960-8857
Text: 201-839-0054
Pablo.perez@slu.cuny.edu

Medgar Evers College
Jonathan Rubin, MA
Main Office Phone: 718-951-5214
Text: Text: ‪(718) 569-8587
Jonathan.rubin@slu.cuny.edu

Queens College
Carol Schwartz
Main: 718-997-3060
Carol.Schwartz@qc.cuny.edu

The Murphy Institute’ LTT is a supportive program works in collaboration with the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) and our participating CUNY colleges. The LTT’s mission is to empower participants to become more effective in their schools and more impactful in their communities. The variety of LTT services are specifically designed for UFT and DC37 paraprofessionals, teachers, daycare workers, and other school personnel. Participants can pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees to advance their careers in teaching or any other field of study. Our advisors assist you with pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree in any field of study, from the pre-admission stage through graduation.

Students must be enrolled or affiliated with one of the participating LTT colleges, in order to take advantage of our services. However, the test preparation workshops are open to all CUNY and/or UFT members.

After attending an open house, students who are currently enrolled will be asked to complete an intake form. You will then be contacted by the Site Coordinator. You will then be assisted and informed about the LTT services that can benefit you. Students who are not enrolled will be informed of the admissions process and asked to schedule a follow up meeting.

When students submit their LTT application/intake form, a unique code will be placed on their CUNYFirst account. This allows us to identify our program participants and inform them of upcoming events/services. Once a student has applied to LTT, there is no need to reapply. Students may follow up with the assigned LTT Site Coordinator/ advisor to receive assistance with readmission if necessary.

Our LTT Site Coordinators/advisors can help you pick a suitable career- oriented curriculum. The program offers a variety of services to benefit all students. This includes: tutoring, writing and math workshops, academic advisement and more. Please contact an LTT Site Coordinator to be informed of the additional services offered.

The LTT program is currently offered BMCC, Bronx Community College, Brooklyn CollegeCollege of Staten Islandthe CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies (non-teaching degrees), Lehman College , Medgar Evers and Queens College

LEAP to Teacher students are CUNY students. You have the same rights and access to your campus resources as all other students. The only difference is that you are entitled to the wide range of free additional services. Your union membership determines your eligibility to our extra services.

Our LEAP to Teacher coordinator will help tailor the right personal path for you towards teacher certification or any other career path that you desire. For our future teachers, initial certification can be obtained at the undergraduate or the graduate level, depending on the desired certification areas. Choosing the right path for you begins with a conversation and an evaluation. We look at number and type of transfer credits applied, cost of education, number of semesters needed to complete your degree as well as the relative marketability of different certification areas. These are just some of the factors involved in making this important decision.

We offer free courses and workshops for our future teachers including: preparation workshops for the NY. State Teacher Certification exams such as EAS, Multi Subject CST for Early Childhood and Childhood, edTPA, Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills (ATS-W) and Mathematics for Future Teachers course. The workshop schedules are subject to change.

In addition, we offer the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) training, one of the mandatory workshops that all NY state paraprofessionals and teachers must complete.  The DASA workshop addresses harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention in schools.

Our writing consultants are available for in-person, online or telephone sessions. We also offer library and database research workshops, research writing, and writing a winning personal statement for your admissions application.

The LTT program also supports CUNY students interested in becoming a paraprofessional or  teaching assistant in public schools by offering a 6-week free test prep workshops to prepare students for taking the New York State Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills Test (NYS-ATAS). Those who pass the ATAS test will earn the NY state teaching assistant certification.

Please contact the Site Coordinator at the preferred campus for further assistance.

Please contact the Site Coordinator at the preferred campus for further assistance.

Please contact the Site Coordinator at the preferred campus for further assistance.

Yes, we help assist you access your union specific benefits for undergraduates and graduate students.

Many of our paraprofessionals (UFT and DC 37, Local 372) earning a Bachelor’s degree eligible to receive 18 credits per year subsidized by Career Training Program (CTP) at Teach NYC. Vouchers may be used for the fall, spring and summer sessions but not for winter sessions.

The deadlines are as follows:

Six credits for fall session: apply May 1 – June 30
Six credits for spring session: apply September 1 – October 31
Six credits for summer session: apply February 1 – March 31

To apply for voucher please visit the NY City DOE Career Training Program website.

Our LEAP to Teacher Site Coordinators can assist you in putting together a financial aid package that will enable you to pursue your intended degree without undue hardship. This includes grants, scholarships, and tuition reimbursement sources. For more information, contact your LTT Site Coordinator.