Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program

South Carolina Certification and GATE Program Costs

SC State Department of Education Certification Costs

 

SC SDE application and certification

$105.00

Fingerprinting

$53.25

PRAXIS Exam (approximate cost depending on exam)

$120.00

Upfront costs

$278.25

Principles of Teaching and Learning Exam (year 1)

 $146.00

Total State Certification Costs

 $424.25

GATE Program Costs

 

Tuition (total for 3 years)

$6,000

Two additional cohort courses

$1,110

Total GATE Program Costs

$7,110

Grants

 

Public Education Partners Fellowship*

$-4,500

SC Teacher Forgiveness Loan ($750 reimbursement per year for 3 years)**

$-2,250

Actual GATE Program Cost***

$360.00

*Number of Fellowships available dependent on external funding
**Dependent on state funding. Reimbursement made directly to GATE Teacher.
***Cost of GATE Program to be deducted from salary over 2 years

All costs are subject to change.