United Federation of Teachers (UFT)

Leap to Teacher (LTT) Program

The LEAP-to-Teacher Program is offered in collaboration with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)  (http://www.uft.org/) and the New York City Department of Education.  This program is for paraprofessionals working in New York City public schools who wish to earn teacher certification or to take career advancement courses. Paraprofessionals can enroll in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Programs are offered at Queens College, Brooklyn College, Lehman College, and the College of Staten Island.

Leap to Teacher Support Services: (Services may vary by Campus)

  • Pre-application & application advisement
  • Financial aid counseling and information about special grant opportunities
  • Academic advisement from admission to graduation
  • Career advisement
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Free Teacher Certification Exam preparation workshops
  • Information about NYS requirements for teacher certification
  • Tutoring sessions
  • Writing support
  • Test and College Preparation

Tuition Support

UFT covers up to 6 credits per semester on a tuition-free basis.


Iris DeLutro, CUNY-Wide LTT coordinator

(718) 997-3060


Click here to download our Leap to Teacher brochure.