Hello! Warning: Over-achiever post D) so it's full of quite a few questions. Can a new teacher teach AP classes? If not, how does the school go about choosing who teaches AP classes? Is it on a volunteer basis or are there certain performance requirements? Also, do AP teachers get paid more? I'm still in teaching-decision mode but I'm leaning towards yes...and I'm pretty sure I would be interested in teaching AP classes. Also, does anyone know how one would go about becoming the Department Chair? (I.e. Science Dept Chair) Do they get paid more or is it just an interest thing? And, last but not least, how does the school go about choosing a Dept Chair? This was kind of long but most of my friends are 1st or 2nd year teachers and they don't know the answers to these questions. Thank you!