Educator Resources

The Educator Resource website is designed for the laboratory educator to quickly access information that is relevant to laboratory education.

Educator Resources

The Body of Knowledge encompasses the essential knowledge base for what is recognized and practiced in the profession, thus these publications define the identity of clinical laboratory professionals (phlebotomy, MLT, MLS) in their relationships to other health professionals, to patients and to the public.  

The Entry Level Curriculum (ELC) was created by laboratory educators and practitioners using the Body of Knowledge, which is also published by ASCLS.  The MLS and MLT entry-level curricula are defined as the knowledge and skills expected of a new graduate upon successful completion of a formal educational program. It assumes no work experience other than that required as part of a clinical education affiliated with the program.  The curriculum format is delineated by discipline area within the MLS and MLT levels.  Each discipline area is further delineated by major topics with learning objectives and taxonomic levels.

Clinical Laboratory Education by Susan J. Beck, Ph.D.,MLS (ASCP)CM and Vicky A. LeGrys, D.A., MT(ASCP)  helps prepare clinical laboratory students or professionals for a wide variety of teaching roles.  It is very valuable resource for students and educators.

The Education Scientific Assembly (ESA) of ASCLS maintains directories for prospective students who are considering online programs. 

The Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) is an advanced professional doctorate designed for practicing CLSs who wish to further their level of clinical expertise and to develop leadership and management skills.  The "DCLS Tool Kit" is to provide information that will assist educators who are in the process of considering and/or planning a DCLS degree program at their institution.  The information presented consists of documents developed by the DCLS Oversight Committee and vetted by ASCLS and/or NAACLS, as well as additional information that can be useful in the new program development process.

The Education Scientific Assembly (ESA) is a group of ASCLS members with a common interest in laboratory education. Any ASCLS member can belong to the ESA. This group communicates via the ASCLS Education Online Community.  The online community has additional resources available for educators, including the Simulated Specimen Workbook.

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) is an international agency for accreditation and approval of education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health care professions.

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