The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of cooperative learning and learning journals on teacher candidate students' self-regulated learning. Data of the research were collected by the Turkish version of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire. 84 university students (52 girls and 32 boys) participated in this research. A quasi pre-test/post-test experimental design with control group was utilized. Both groups were taught by cooperative learning. The experimental group wrote their reflection in learning journals. The research has discerned that there is a difference between experimental and control groups and experimental groups' students have been effected more positively on self-efficacy for learning and performance, elaboration, organization, critical thinking and metacognitive control strategy dimensions of self-regulated learning.