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




PRAXIS Exam (approximate cost depending on exam)


Upfront costs


Principles of Teaching and Learning Exam (year 1)


Total State Certification Costs


GATE Program Costs


Tuition (total for 3 years)


Two additional cohort courses


Total GATE Program Costs




Public Education Partners Fellowship*


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


Actual GATE Program Cost***


*Number of Fellowships available dependent on external funding
**Dependent on state funding. Reimbursement made directly to GATE Teacher.
***Cost of GATE Program ($2610) to be deducted from salary over 2 years

All costs are subject to change.