The Educator Resource website is designed for the laboratory educator to quickly access information that is relevant to laboratory education.
- Laboratory Educator Institute
- Body of Knowledge
- Entry Level Curriculum
- Clinical Laboratory Education
Achieve teaching and academic excellence with the ASCLS Laboratory Educator Institute. This online institute assists with professional development in critical areas that include education/teaching, administration/leadership, clinical practice, and research. Developed by ASCLS education experts, the courses within this institute will:
- Provide educators with skills and knowledge to effectively develop and implement courses and provide assessments.
- Develop more effective laboratory science educators and program administrators.
ASCLS is an approved provider of continuing education by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. P.A.C.E. is accepted by the Board of Certification (BOC) Credential Maintenance Program and all licensing states, including California and Florida.
Full program information including course descriptions, level of instruction, objectives, and speaker bios can be found at Laboratory Educators Institute
Do you have expertise to contribute to the online Laboratory Educator Institute? Submit a proposal today! Laboratory Educators Institute Course Proposal Form
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. Copies can be purchased via the ASCLS Store.
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. Purchase your copy via the ASCLS Store.
Clinical Laboratory Education, by Susan J. Beck, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, and Vicky A. LeGrys, DA, MT(ASCP), helps prepare clinical laboratory students or professionals for a wide variety of teaching roles. It is a very valuable resource for students and educators. Purchase your copy via the ASCLS Store.
- CLEC: The Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference is the most important annual event for faculty, administrators, directors, advisers, and others in clinical laboratory science education. Whether your goal is to identify trends and strategies, manage change, enhance instructional skills, or develop innovative teaching techniques, CLEC is the place to be.
- Online Academic Programs: The Education Scientific Assembly (ESA) of ASCLS maintains directories for prospective students who are considering online programs at the associate, bachelor or graduate level.
- DCLS: 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" provides 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.
- ESA: 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.
- BOC: The Board of Certification (BOC) is an administratively independent certification agency that prepares relevant standards and develops procedures that will assure the competence of medical laboratory personnel. The BOC certifies those individuals who meet the academic and clinical prerequisites and who achieve acceptable performance levels on examinations.
- NAACLS: 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.