Carrie McLennan

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Carrie began her professional life as a marketing executive but chose to change focus and pursue a career working in education. She qualified as a teacher specialising in Modern Languages (French and German) and worked in a variety of Scottish local authorities including Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Dundee and, as Principal Teacher, Aberdeenshire.

Carrie has worked as a teacher educator in the School of Education & Social Work since 2008 and has taught modules in both the Postgraduate and Undergraduate Initial Teacher Education Programmes. During her career at the University of Dundee, Carrie has managed a number of modules and, from 2012 - 2014, Carrie was the Years 3 and 4 Convener for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) and MA (Hons) Education Programmes. Since 2014, Carrie has been Programme Director for the MA (Hons) Education Programme.

Carrie lectures in Modern Languages pedagogy, Education Studies (focusing on Psychology in relation to child development), and professional studies. She is also interested in quality assurance and has been a member of the School's Quality Assurance Committee since 2013.

Membership of groups

Member of the Scottish Council of Deans of Education Languages Group.

Registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Executive trustee and Academic Secretary of Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA).

Member of the Local Authority and University of Dundee Initial Teacher Education Partnership committee.

Member of the Women in Scottish Education and Research Network (WISER).


Co-investigator in the Evaluation of the Pan Tayside 1+2 Strategy Project (Chief Investigator Teresa Moran; co-investigators M. Knight) 2014

As member of Scottish Deans of Education Languages Group: National Framework for Languages: Plurilingualism and Pluriliteracies. 2018

University of Dundee representative on national group funded by Scottish Government to measure quality in initial teacher education (MQuITE) 2017-

Initial Teacher Education representative on working group to develop a self-evaluation framework for Initial Teacher Education in Scotland, in collaboration with Education Scotland and Scottish Government. 2018

Degrees & Qualifications

  • MA (Hons) French and German, 1989, University of Dundee
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing with Languages, 1991, Napier University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distinction), 1995, University of Strathclyde
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, 2007, Open University