Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program

GATE Program

GATE Application Pools for the 2021-2022 school year are now closed. Pools for the 2022-2023 school year will open in December.

Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program
Public Education Partners (PEP)


The mission of the GATE Program is to prepare, support and retain highly committed, talented individuals as outstanding educators in Greenville County Schools.


  • Cohort model
  • Intensive involvement of effective clinical mentors, school administrators, instructional coaches and supervisors
  • Opportunities for active participation in professional learning communities; within the school and the community contexts
  • A curriculum framework aligned to GCS Performance Standards, taught by district personnel, focused on student learning and current educational research and applied to the GATE Teaching Resident’s classroom practices
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Professional, rewarding experiences that lead to long-term employment in the district


  • Employment as a full-time teacher in Greenville County Schools
  • Low-cost tuition
  • Select number of GATE Fellowships*
  • Coursework designed for GATE Teaching Residents
  • Intensive summer pre-service training and ongoing, focused professional development
  • A cohort model providing support and networking opportunities
  • An individualized Teacher Support Team
  • Mentors who are specifically trained to work with novice teachers
  • Onsite support throughout the year
  • Curriculum taught by experts in their field; educators who are knowledgeable and passionate about the art and science of teaching

*Fellowship availability is dependent upon external funding