By Tom Ward
Thomas More University
Part 48 of Our Series: “Retrospect and Vista II: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021”
The second part of this article on Thomas More’s Education Department will focus primarily on two developments: study abroad programs, and the process by which TMC eventually introduced a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and, subsequently, a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program.
By the early 1990s, globalization was being recognized as a permanent phenomenon, with ramifications for all human endeavors. Another related and significant trend was the ubiquity of multiculturalism and diversity, not only in education but politically and socially as well. While some segments of society could afford not to give much thought to these trends, higher education faced special demands to adapt to them. The Thomas More education department…