Hello! I am new here. I wanted to ask a question to anyone that got a master's degree while teaching full time. I teach a multi-grade classroom (5th/6th) at a private school. I will be starting my second year teaching this fall. I love my job and have a small class size, so I feel like if I'm ever going to have the time while I'm working, now is that time! The 2 programs I'm looking into are primarily online because I live about 30 miles away from the schools, and I don't want to drive through rush hour traffic to get to class. Thankfully they have online options for their degrees. I was talking to an admissions counselor and she said the expectation is that we spend 15-20 hours a week on school work. I know working on my master's is NOT going to be easy and I expect it to be rigorous...but the thought of spending 20 hours a week on school outside of work overwhelms me. Those who have done this--how did you balance your school work, family, and job? What was your typical routine? Did you spend about 20 hours a week? (I know programs vary and that it also depends on the kind of student you are, but I'd like to get some general ideas.) Thanks!