Employment Opportunities

The following openings are available:

Long-term Substitute Special Education Teacher

East Cooper Montessori seeks qualified candidates to fill the position of Long-Term Substitute Special Education Teacher to cover a maternity leave during the 2018-2019 academic year. This position is projected to begin in November and last until March 1 with the possibility of employment through the end of the school year.  Lesson plans will be provided by the teacher going on maternity leave.

 The ideal candidate will have special education experience at all levels and a true passion for the science of learning. Special education state certification is required.  ECMCS is a unique work environment delivering a Montessori philosophy of pedagogy in a public charter setting. We serve approximately 400 students ages 3 years old through the eighth grade. Our teachers work in a professionally engaging environment which promotes teamwork and collaboration. Our students enjoy the close relationships that come with attending a small school while receiving an excellent education from a caring, competent and highly qualified faculty team. Please send cover letter and resume to

Upper Elementary Lead Teacher (Grades 4-6) (Mt. Pleasant) 


ECMCS is seeking a full-time Montessori Upper Elementary (grades 4-6), Lead Teacher. Responsibilities include planning, leading, and implementing the Montessori curriculum with the assistance of a teacher assistant, supporting parents and students, participating in the culture of the school community, and networking and collaborating during Montessori Professional Development opportunities in the area. Candidates without a Montessori Certification will still be considered if they demonstrate a strong knowledge of state curriculum and child development. Montessori training will be provided for the right candidate.

Guidance Counselor

East Cooper Montessori Charter School seeks an Elementary/Middle School Guidance Counselor full or part-time. Salary based on the Charleston County School District Salary Schedule

Benefits include medical, life and retirement  

Qualifications: Certification as a School Counselor Essential Functions: 
1. Develop a comprehensive school guidance program to help students attain an optimum level of personal and social adjustment within the Montessori pedagogy.
 2. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and supporting agencies concerning the needs and abilities of students. 
3. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community. 
4. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned. 
5. Support the philosophy and vision of ECMCS

Established in 2003, East Cooper Montessori Charter School is a premier public Montessori school in both Charleston County, as well as South Carolina. ECMCS serves 400 students age 3 - 8th grade and takes great pride in growing Montessori student and teacher leaders. 

 In 2015 we moved to our current, larger location. As a result of more space, we have the opportunity to continue to grow our program and serve more students with a Montessori Education.  We enjoy a facility of almost 20,000 square feet complete with a Grand Hall, STEM lab, Performing Arts Room, Stage, Art Studio, Kiln, Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamond, and two Technology Labs.

Our students enjoy the close relationships that come with attending a small school while receiving an excellent education from a caring, competent and highly qualified faculty team.

Join the ECMCS Team

Enjoy the beaches and vibrant culture of Charleston, South Carolina

SC has the largest public Montessori population in the country

Comparable salary

Excellent Benefits

Excellent professional development

Serving primary-adolescent students

Supportive and amazing faculty

Montessori specific STEM program

Authentic global learning through Level Up Village

Montessori training will be provided if needed


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