My friends mom has convinced her to apply for a part time teaching position in the district we attended. It is a very good district, but she has a full time position elsewhere in the state currently. Her mom wants her to apply to this position saying that she could live at home and make about the same that she makes now (with not having to pay for rent/utilities and such) and then she would also be able to work on her masters. My friend has really wanted a masters all along so I think this has her half convinced. I think she's absolutely nuts, but that's just me. I'm a very independent person. I would never go from having a full time job with my own apartment to living with mom and working part time. Now if it was all I had, I'd be grateful for the job experience- but she'd be giving up a full time position. Anyway, it's her life and if that's what she wants to do, I have to be supportive. It was always my understanding though that many (most?) teachers get their masters degrees while working full time? I know it would obviously take extra time, but it seemed pretty doable to me, especially for someone without kids. I had planned to start mine within the next year or so, now that I'll be living in the city with lots of actual campus programs around (rather than online). I'd like to do a lot of it in the summer when I'm not working as much, and I'm in no hurry to get the degree done asap. I would plan on doing a class or two during the year. Is that totally unreasonable to think it's going to work?