Specialized Programs

NYC Men Teach

Part of the Young Men’s Initiative, NYC Men Teach is a partnership between the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Department of Education and CUNY which aims to improve the diversity of the NYC teaching workforce by adding 1,000 male teachers of color into the teacher pipeline, a goal it surpassed by 2018. NYC Men Teach at CUNY builds upon our commitment to educate and support students in urban schools, and highlights the importance of deep clinical, culturally-relevant and restorative practice.
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Eon Dukes

LEAP to Teacher

LEAP to Teacher (LTT) is a collaborative program between the College of Staten Island and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU). The LTT program’s mission is to empower participants to become more effective in their schools and more impactful in their communities. LTT provides a set of free specialized support services 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. Hear what we have to say.

Are you a UFT or DC37 member working in a school or daycare? 

To join the LTT program, please fill out this form:Description of Image
Program Registration Form, The Murphy Institute for Worker Education/ LEAP to Teacher.

You are eligible to receive FREE LTT services: 

  • Union tuition benefits information (voucher and reimbursement)  
  • Workshops to support student success 
  • One-on-one writing tutoring (online and in-person) 
  • Academic advisement and career counseling 
  • Free teacher certification exam prep workshops and courses 
  • Assistance with applying for advanced degrees
  • And more

Jonathan Rubin
LTT Program Specialist
Phone/Text: 718-569-8587

Algebra for All

In partnership with NYCDOE, CUNY is pleased to provide elementary and middle school teachers with an opportunity to earn a tuition-free 9 - 15 credit micro-credential in mathematics content and pedagogy. This micro-credential will provide graduate coursework focusing on instructional practice and content that is critical to student success in Algebra I and beyond.

Alanna Gibbons

Teachers on Sabbatical

The Teachers on Sabbatical Program is designed especially for veteran teachers who wish to hone their classroom management skills and increase their effective use of technology.  Courses are taught by expert faculty from the College of Staten Island’s Education Department and other disciplines.  Topics covered are applicable to career professionals across teaching levels and subject specialization and address timely pedagogical issues.
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Gail Rosenberg (Coordinator)

Sasha Spence (Application Information)