Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program

SC State Department of Education Certification Costs (subject to change)

SC SDE application and certification

$105.00

Fingerprinting

$51.75

PRAXIS Exam (approximate cost depending on exam)

$120.00

Total Upfront costs

$276.75

Principals of Teaching and Learning Exam (year 1)

$146.00

Total State Certification Costs

$422.75

GATE Program Costs

Approximate Cost for Tuition, Coaching, Coursework, etc.

$10,000

Less Public Education Partners Grant* and District Contribution

$7,750

Total Participant Cost**

$2250

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

-$2250

Actual GATE Program Cost

$0


*Subject to PEP Board approval each year
**Cost of GATE Program comes from salary deduction during the first two years.
***Dependent on state funding. Reimbursement made directly to GATE Teacher.