Special Issue Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues:

The Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. To mark the JOSEA’s decade-long presence in the special education scholarship, the editorial team would like to issue a call for papers for the Special Issue to be published in December 2023.

You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the proposed Special Issue. We are considering two potential topics and would like to see which of the two will bring in more submissions:

The first topic broadly focuses on the use of technology in special education. Potential subtopics include but are not limited to:

● Online learning in the context of special education

● Remote learning for special education teacher preparation programs

● Remote learning for students in special education programs (technology-integrated instruction, use of google classrooms, etc.)

● The impact/effect of remote learning

● Comparison between online vs. in-person instruction

● Incorporating technology standards into teacher preparation programs/students’ learning

● Creating effective online learning environments

The second topic is California-specific and focuses on restructuring special education programs in alignment with the new Teacher Preparation Expectations (TPEs). Potential subtopics include but are not limited to:

● Lessons learned from program(s) revisions

● Issues with which the programs continue to grapple

● Addressing new content/standards that were not previously included in specializations (e.g., TBI, PHI/OI, etc.)

● Establishing effective partnerships with school districts and community organizations

● Incorporating technology standards into teacher preparation programs/students’ learning

We welcome practice and research articles as well as opinion pieces for consideration. We would like to take a snapshot of what special education and special education teacher preparation looks like in 2022 as it continues to evolve in response to pandemic restrictions, policy changes, and research and practice innovations.

This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share new research and practice as well as to engage in a professional dialogue about the current special education pedagogy and issues.

If interested, you will need to indicate your intention to submit your full paper by email to the editorial team by September 1st, 2022. Please include the topic of interest, the title of the paper, authors, and abstract. The full manuscript, as a word document file, should be emailed to the editors by January 10th, 2023.

JOSEA’s email for manuscript submission: thejoseasubmission@gmail.com


Intent to Submit: September 1st, 2022

Submission of a Full Version: January 10th, 2023

Publication Decision Date: March 31th, 2023

Submission of a Final Version: April 30th, 2023

Anna Osipova, Chief Editor
Jemma Kim, Co-editor
The Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship

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JOSEA Editorial Welcome

Dear JOSEA Community: Editorial Board, Readers, Current and Future Authors,

In August 2021, Dr. Jemma Kim and I started our editorship for the Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship (JOSEA). The editorial team also includes Dr. Sang Seok Nam as copy editor. Dr. Kim, Dr. Nam, and I welcome our new Editorial Board members and thank those of you who are continuing your service. We are delighted at the opportunity to continue to publish research and practice articles dedicated to the issues of special education.

Many thanks go to Dr. Sang Seok Nam for ensuring the smooth transition from the previous editorial team led by Dr. Hott and Dr. Jones. We look forward to continuing publishing the journal twice a year, with the next issue scheduled for December 2021. We are currently reviewing several manuscripts, including three submitted under the editorship of Drs. Hott and Jones.

Attached is a listing of all current Editorial Board members. Please check your information and let us know as soon as possible of any information that needs correction or updating. If you have changed email and/or affiliation, are on sabbatical or leave and unable to review, or added a new area of research expertise, please also let us know.

Please consider, and encourage your colleagues to consider, JOSEA as an outlet for your research and the research endeavors of your early career colleagues, as well as doctoral and master’s students. We look forward to working with you all.

Best regards,

On behalf of the editorial team,

Anna Osipova and Jemma Kim, Co-Editors


The mission of the Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship (JOSEA) is to publish quality graduate student and early career faculty research and foster research-based practices for children and youth with exceptionalities. The practitioner column aims to present a diverse and practical range of interventions, strategies, and practices in a format that is accessible for practitioners working with children with exceptionalities.


JOSEA publishes original research articles and scholarly reviews on broad special education topics. The journal publishes traditional experimental, qualitative, single-subject research, and book reviews.

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