Human Resources

Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program

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

SC SDE application and certification




PRAXIS Exam (approximate cost depending on exam)


Total Upfront costs


Principals of Teaching and Learning Exam (year 1)


Total State Certification Costs


GATE Program Costs

Approximate Cost for Tuition, Coaching, Coursework, etc.


Less Public Education Partners Grant* and District Contribution


Total Participant Cost**


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


Actual GATE Program Cost


*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.