The final component of your program is either a master's project (ETAD 992.6) or a master's thesis (ETAD 994.12). If your career plans or interests include further academic study or a career in higher education, you might consider writing a thesis rather than a project. In most programs you can qualify for admission to a doctoral program with either a project or a thesis, but the thesis will give you better preparation for conducting doctoral research. If your plans are to use the M.Ed. as a terminal degree (your last one) for salary or personal purposes, another option could be the course-based program, which includes ECUR 991.3 as a culminating activity in which you design a complete professional portfolio to synthesize and demonstrate what you have learned in the program.
In the program, we do not have a preference for one program route over another. You should make your decision to undertake the portfolio, project, or thesis based on your own interests and professional aspirations.