...that *is* a bit complicated. Also, how long does it typically take (full-time) to complete 4, 8 or 12 subjects? Speaking of cross-jurisdiction comparisons: An Ontarian who wants teacher certification in a year could get a consecutive B.Ed. in Ontario, a Graduate Diploma in Australia, or a masters degree in Buffalo. For all practical purposes though it's not as if you stay in Ontario you're just getting more undergrad courses, in Australia you're taking grad courses but short of a master's and in Buffalo you're getting a full-fledged masters. I'm almost certain the masters "salary bump" doesn't apply to border college grads. Interestingly, the University of Toronto does offer a 2-year Master of Teaching degree (48 credits I believe though U of T doesn't use the 120-credit system). If somebody wants a more "in-depth" education degree with certification they'd enroll in that program, I don't think anybody goes to say DYouville College for that reason. If Ontario adopts the 2-year program, other faculties are likely to follow U of T's lead; OISE is considering dropping the B.Ed. and making the Masters of Teaching the entry-level degree.