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.