Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program

Schedule

SUMMER: Pre-service professional development and cohort seminars begin full-time in mid-July. Failure to attend all of the seminars may result in the candidate’s removal from the GATE Program.*

Year 1

SUMMER: Pre-service professional development and cohort seminars begin full-time in mid-July. Failure to attend all of the seminars may result in the candidate’s removal from the GATE Program.*

INDUCTION YEAR 1: During the first year, GATE teachers are full-time teachers. There will also be required professional development sessions and cohort seminars. During the year, residents will be evaluated by their written work, scored observations, seminar assignments, clinical mentor and clinical supervisor feedback, the PLT exam and their professional attributes.

SUMMER: GATE teachers will enroll in a college course specifically designed for the cohort (included in the program costs).

Year 2

INDUCTION 2 CONTRACT YEAR: GATE teachers will receive an additional year of coaching to include formative evaluations and conferences as well as participate in the Induction Institute, quarterly Induction Professional Learning Communities and all other Induction activities. GATE teachers will also take a second college course, create a professional portfolio and participate in cohort seminars and activities.

Year 3

ANNUAL CONTRACT YEAR: GATE teachers will be formally evaluated using the GCS PAS-T model for Teacher Evaluation. GATE teachers will also participate in cohort seminars.

Upon completion of all requirements and 3 successful years of teaching, the GATE teacher will be recommended for a full Professional License.


*GATE teachers are encouraged to plan, both logistically and financially, for this commitment. A teaching salary will not be in force during this pre-service time.