I'm considering the possibility of joining a cohort towards a Title I Math specialist program. The course load would be reasonable... it's only one course a semester and two every summer. It wouldn't advance me on the salary scale at all... I'm already at MA+30, which is the highest scale my district offers other than the PhD scale... but if I got a math specialist position in the district, I'd be an 11 month employee, not 10 month, and would get a 10% pay raise. I'd also get 50% reimbursement for all courses I took through a Title I program, in addition to a partial repayment my district offers to any teachers taking graduate level courses, so paying for the program wouldn't be a problem. Actually, since I'd have half-time student status for at least part of the program, it would give me a little temporary relief from student loans from my first Master's. I'd be committing myself to work in a Title I school for six years, but that's not a deal-breaker since I already work for a Title I school and definitely wouldn't mind staying here for several more years. I guess my question is... if you completed a second Master's Degree, did you find the second one any easier since you already had some of the research skills, and general idea of what being a Master's student entailed? I know the workload itself isn't any easier, but did you find it more manageable because you knew what you were doing already?