The Master of Science in Education with a major in elementary education is a 36-hour, performance-based assessment program. Performance of candidate work is reviewed at admission, upon completion of 18 and 30 hours of graduate work, and at the completion of all requirements for the degree. The program includes assessment of professional dispositions and the completion of a "Teacher as Researcher" inquiry project. Candidates complete field-based assignments working with diverse students. If a candidate's place of school employment is not diverse, candidates must complete at least one field experience with diverse learners to address the area(s) of diversity not present in the candidate's school of employment.