Ask anyone and they will tell you: public school teachers are busy people. Between lesson planning, teaching, test and project grading and in-service requirements, how can a busy teacher find time to pursue an advanced degree without taking several years off? The answer can be found online. Now you can get an online Master's Degree or certificate in Curriculum and Instruction. In the past, a teacher seeking a Master's Degree had little choice but to attend school at night or take a sabbatical from the classroom. But now, online degree programs allow busy teachers to advance their careers without leaving their classrooms for an extended time by offering courses that can be complete at their own pace. Many of these degree and certificate programs fulfill state requirements for professional development. Check with your school system, then check out the options online!