Pearl River Community College and William Carey University have come up with a new way to address the statewide teacher shortage.
A memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday by both schools would allow undergraduate education majors at PRCC to take their junior and senior level courses in Poplarville.
WCU would provide the faculty and conduct the classes.
Students who enroll in the program would agree to work a minimum of three years in either the Poplarville, Pearl River Central or Picayune school districts after they graduate.
Classes begin in the fall and school administrators hope as many as two dozen students will initially enroll in the program.