Hello everyone, I am currently about to enter my senior year in my education degree program. I have a scholarship that requires me to teach at least 2 years in an "high need" school district in MS. I am thrilled for the opportunity. However, I do want to obtain a Masters. After I graduate in May 2013, I have a 1 year grace period to find a job in one of the high need districts in MS. My problem is what if I can't complete my Masters in time. How long does that generally take? Plus I hear that most districts don't hire until the summer anyways. So, even if I apply in the Spring I might not get an offer until June or July which is after the one year grace period. If I do not secure a job in that grace period, I have to pay the scholarship back as a loan...which is something I really do not wanna have to do. I am hesitant to just wait to get my masters because I am afraid I will get to busy/engulfed with teaching to actually go back and do it. Any input would be appreciated.