I have been researching the Master's Degree programs offered at various schools. There is one in particular I am interested in and the focus is on classroom teaching. I have talked to another teacher and she says she uses everything she learned. The program sounds very interesting to me. It is also an online program, which I also want. Anyway, a friend of mine who teaches at the college level (master's not ph.d) keeps telling me that I will be bored with teaching in 9 or 10 years and I should consider something like, Library Science. She says I will want other opportunities later on. She taught H.S. for 20 years before moving on to college. I have only taught one year and I will probably get 20 years in max. I absolutely loved my first year!! My mentor has been teaching for 23 years and says she still looks forward to each year; she hasn't tired of it. If I love teaching as much as I did my first year, I have nothing to worry about, but when I talk to my friend, she makes me feel like I'm taking the easy way out. That the program I'm looking at isn't broadening my horizons. What kinds of Master's programs have any of you completed, and how many veterans still love their job as much as when they first started? As for me, I'm looking forward to the first day of school!