Leaders of Mississippi's two and four year colleges have reached an agreement to standardize course requirements for transfer students.
Those courses will begin with elementary education, since it is the most popular major for students transferring from community colleges to four-year universities.
In the fall of 2009, at least 39% of students, who transferred from the state's community colleges to its senior colleges, majored in elementary education.
This month, those universities agreed on 60 to 62 hours of requirements, depending on laboratory classes, for elementary education majors.
Previously, each university had its own policy for what courses it would take from the state's community colleges.