The field-based project is one of many practical applications included in the science education specialization. This culminating experience is the final step in the completion of the Ed.S. program. The purpose of the field-based project is to engage the candidate in a problem-solving experience designed to improve or enhance an educational situation. The process is systematic and involves submission of a formal practicum proposal; active participation, implementation, and/or research; evaluation of the activities; and submission of a final portfolio.