Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program
Public Education Partners (PEP)

GATE Pools for the 2022-2023 school year are now open!

GATE Program Application Process

GATE Admission Process Checklist

Step 1

WAIT to receive a GATE Letter of Evaluation from Greenville County Schools. This letter will notify you of initial eligibility

Step 2

  • Take and pass the PRAXIS specialty area content exam. Request to have a score report sent to the South Carolina Department of Education (code R8108) and GATE (code RA5248). Upload a screenshot of your PRAXIS exam registration page and score report to the GCS online application.
  • Complete a district interview and writing sample.  Information to complete this step will be sent via email once you have received your GATE Letter of Evaluation from step 1.

WAIT to receive a GATE Statement of Eligibility from Greenville County Schools. This letter will notify you of eligibility for the GATE Program. Do not apply for open teaching positions until you receive your GATE Statement of Eligibility.”

Step 3

Wait to receive a GATE Teacher employment offer.

Step 4

  • Receive access to Orientation to Education course.
  • Provide required agreements, forms, and new hire documents.

Welcome to Greenville County Schools and the GATE Program!