This study, which examines the educational beliefs of students who participate in the pedagogical formation certificate program, is a descriptive study in the correlational survey model. Four hundred sixty-six students (305 females, 161 males) who attended the pedagogical formation certificate program at Cukurova University participated in the study voluntarily. Data were collected using the Educational Beliefs Scale (SCI) developed by Yilmaz, Altinkurt & Cokluk (2011) and analyzed using the Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis H tests. As a result of the study, the belief levels of the students in the existentialist and progressive education philosophies were determined to be higher while the belief levels in the essentialism education philosophy were determined to be lower. The obtained results demonstrated that the participants, who were over 30 years of age, were married and who had children, adopted the existentialist educational belief, while the male participants adopted the essentialist educational belief more. Essentialism education philosophy was significantly higher in students who graduated from science, literature and sports sciences. The teaching experience created a significant difference in the educational beliefs of the students, and the students who worked in the education center and study center were observed to adopt the essentialism education philosophy more. According to the obtained results, the most effective factors in the development of students' educational beliefs are attitudes and behaviors of teachers giving them lessons during their education, the methods and techniques used by teachers, and the central examination system.