Human Resources

Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program

GATE Program Application

All applicants, including current non-certified GCS employees and external applicants, will apply using this method.

Please complete the following steps to apply for the GATE Program

  1. Select and print the GATE Applicant Instruction Guide.  Make sure to read the guide before clicking to apply, as it provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up your profile and complete the application process.
  2. Click on Applications for the 2024-2025 GATE cohort link below and follow the directions in the GATE Applicant Instruction Guide.

The GATE application will not be considered until all documentation is received and the file is complete. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all necessary documentation has been received. After the file is complete, the Human Resources department will evaluate the application and applicants will be notified of next steps. GATE Program Application Process

School principals may not be contacted until applicants have completed all district requirements, submitted their application for educator certification to the SCSDE and received a GATE Statement of Eligibility Letter. Those who receive a Statement of Eligibility Letter will then be able to send a letter of interest and resume to the schools’ principals who have posted vacancies on GCSD Current Positions.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Candice Moore, Ph.D.


Our partner,TeachSC, is a program that provides free support to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a teacher. When you sign up, you get perks like 1-on-1 coaching, up to $100 back in fee reimbursements towards expenses related to applying to our program (including testing and fingerprints), and a chance to win a regional $1,000 scholarship!

To capitalize on the application fee reimbursement, you just have to create a TeachSC account before you apply to the Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program. Once you have subscribed to TeachSC and applied to GATE, you can submit your application fee reimbursement and apply for the TeachSC scholarship!

Create TeachSC Account

Apply for Fee Reimbursement

Apply for TeachSC Scholarship