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Leap To Teacher Program

LEAP to Teacher Program (LTTP) is a specialized set of support services designed to empower union members of the United Federation of Teachers (UTF) and District Council 37 (DC37) to become more effective in their educational settings and more impactful in their communities.

What is the Leap to Teacher Program?

The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher is a collaborative program between the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) and several CUNY Colleges including Medgar Evers College to provide United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the District Council 37 (DC37) members working for the New York City Department of Education (DOE) with a set of free, ongoing support services in pursuing their education and advancing their careers in any field of study, including education.

LTT staff members are committed to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.

What does LEAP to Teacher Program offer?

Historical Background

LTT was created in the mid-nineties to meet the needs of UFT para-educators attending Queens College. It was housed under the umbrella of the Queens College Worker Education – Labor Education and Advancement Project (LEAP), established in 1984 to create a space within CUNY dedicated to addressing labor issues from an academic perspective and preparing future labor leaders.

In 2006, The Queens College Worker Education program (LEAP) became the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies to better reach and serve union members throughout all of CUNY. In 2018, the Institute underwent an exciting expansion and became its own entity, now called the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU). Throughout all of these transitions, the LTT program has remained true to its original mandate of providing an adult-friendly environment catered to the specific needs of evening students and union members.

For more information, please attend one of our monthly open houses, which take place on the third Thursday of every month throughout the year, unless there is a holiday. Our open houses are online and begin at 5 PM. These will be online at 5 PM.

You can also contact Iris Delutro, CUNY-Wide LTT Manager, or Dr. Deborah Greenblatt, Clinical Coordinator for the Medgar Evers College School of Education to schedule an appointment for more about LTTP at MEC.

Iris Delutro
Main: 646-313-8534

Dr. Deborah Greenblatt