To all......I would like to announce that as of this past Thursday (7/5/07) my advisors and program director approved me for graduation for my Master of Science in (Earth) Science (Secondary) Education, from the Montana State Univeristy for this summer semester! It is a wonderful program, the courses and faculty were wonderful and very easy to work through. For those who may be interested in a program such as this, you can either choose science or mathematics as your main focus, in the sciences you can select your specific field (chem, bio, geo, phys, enviro). The program took me about 1 1/2 years to complete, this also requires a 1 summer residency to complete 2-3 sem hours in a field/lab course and the thesis/capstone defense. Ironically, both of my direct advisors, were so excitied about my final paper, they have encouraged me to publish it, and also present it to a series of NSTA conferences...which one of my advisors is a board member. Also, my main advisor is encouraging me to pursue a doctorate....in which he indicated that he would be willing to be my advisor for.... but he encourages me to take at least a year off for relaxation! CHEERS!