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Leap to Teacher: A unique program for paraprofessionals

LEAP to Teacher (LTT) is a collaborative program between the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) and some CUNY partnering Colleges. LTT provides a set of free, specialized support services for paraprofessionals and teachers employed by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) who are pursuing higher education and advancing their careers in teaching or any other field of study. LTT is currently offering services across eight CUNY campuses (Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Lehman College, Medgar Evers College, Queens College & the School of Labor & Urban Studies).

The LEAP to Teacher program provides a full range of support services to undergraduate and graduate students. These services may include:

  • Free college preparation courses (Elementary algebra & English reading/writing)
  • Assistance with the pre-admissions, application, and registration process
  • Ongoing advisement to ensure a positive and rewarding college experience from pre-admission through graduation
  • Tutoring services for writing improvement and assignment comprehension
  • Personal statement workshops and assistance with preparing resumes, cover letter, essays
  • Student success workshops
  • Free New York State Teacher Certification exam preparation workshops and courses
  • Assistance with New York State Teacher Certification exam preparation workshops and courses

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