Golden Apple Teacher Education

Amount: $454,000

Fund: 1


In 1998, the Golden Apple Foundation created the Golden Apple Teacher Education (GATE) Program, an alternative teacher certification program, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Working with The Fund, GATE recruited mid-career professionals with deep content knowledge in the high-need areas of math and science.


  • More than 325 teachers were prepared.
  • Over 80 percent remain in Chicago’s public schools.