Teaching Exceptional Learners (i.e., Special Education) and general M.A.T. coursework is sequential — the content intentionally builds in complexity across the program and coursework must be taken in the order it is offered. To ensure that students are set up for success in this coursework, there are prerequisite courses built into the program. If students do not pass a prerequisite course, they may not be eligible to complete the program within the defined program length. At the beginning of each term, the student’s instructor or faculty advisor will clearly identify which courses are prerequisites for future enrollment and will discuss the implications for their progression through the program should they fail to pass those courses. Failing a prerequisite course may delay progression toward satisfying requirements for certification in their state.