Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program


  • A bachelor’s degree, with a major or an emphasis in science, math, English, social studies, French or Spanish from a regionally accredited college or university
  • French or Spanish native speaker applicants: A postsecondary degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher in the US and proficient communication skills in all modes of the English language
  • Non-U.S. transcripts evaluated by an approved independent agency, including a course-by course evaluation of non-U.S. coursework as it compares to a four-year program in the U.S., a semester-hour equivalent of each area of college-level study and a translation of course titles into English, if applicable
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Evidence of passing score(s) on the PRAXIS specialty area content examination(s) as required by the South Carolina
  • A “clear status” from the South Carolina State Department of Education

Applicants who are graduates of teacher preparation programs or have held a teaching certificate or have been previously employed as PACE teachers are not eligible for this program.

PRAXIS Specialty Area Content Examination

Content Area


Middle Level Math

5169 OR 5161

Middle Level Science

5440 OR 5435

Secondary Math


Secondary Science


French: World Language


Spanish: World Language


Middle Level Social Studies


Middle Level Language Arts


Secondary English


Secondary Social Studies


For more information on the PRAXIS exam visit this site.